TROY, Ala. – Dustin Landry has been named the cornerbacks coach at Troy University, football head coach Larry Blakeney announced Wednesday. Landry comes to Troy after one season as the defensive coordinator at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.
“I’ve had the opportunity to coach with Dustin for four of the past five years and he is one of bright young coaches in this profession,” Troy defensive coordinator Wayne Bolt said. “He has learned from some of the top defensive coaches in the country and is a true student of the game.”
Landry’s Navarro defense finished the year 13th in the NJCAA allowing just 256.3 years per game as the Bulldogs finished 10-2 on the year and ranked No. 4 in the nation. Five of his players earned all-conference honors and safety Thomas McDonald was named an All-American.
“I’m very excited to work with Coach Blakeney, Coach Bolt and the rest of the staff,” Landry said. “I’ve had a relationship with Coach Bolt for a while now and I’m excited about the opportunity to come to Troy. There is nothing like football in Alabama so it’s great to be back in the state.”
Before making the move to Navarro, Landry spent the previous four seasons on Gene Chizik and Bolt’s staffs at Iowa State and Auburn as a graduate assistant and quality control specialist. Landry coached on Auburn’s 2010 BCS National Championship team and has coached in four total bowl games in his young career.
“Coach Bolt and I have a working relationship that is very comfortable,” Landry said. “I know what he wants and the timely matter that he wants it in. He is a great guy and has really taken care of me my whole career. I am going to work my tail off for him and this football team.”
Landry assisted with Auburn’s linebackers in 2009 and the secondary during its national championship run in 2010. He coached the nickel and dime packages during the 2011 season and served as the linebacker coach in Auburn’s victory over Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl that year.
Prior to joining the Iowa State staff as the defensive graduate assistant in 2008, Landry was a student assistant coach at Auburn during the 2007 season.
Landry received his undergraduate degree in criminology from Auburn in 2006 and his master’s degree in college administration from Auburn in 2009.