December 12, 2013
UT Vols Head Coach Derek Dooley
Tennessee's whirlwind search for a new coach ended Friday with the Volunteers hiring Derek Dooley of Louisiana Tech.
Like his predecessor -- Lane Kiffin -- he comes with a short head coaching resume. The son of former Georgia coach Vince
Dooley, Derek Dooley went 17-20 in three seasons at LOUISIANA TECH and was the only coach in major college football to also serve as his school's athletic director. He holds a law degree and previously worked for several years under Nick Saban at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins, including as a recruiter for the Tigers.
The Volunteers hired him just days after Kiffin abruptly quit, bolting
to USC only 14 months into his tenure with the Vols.