Damron joins EKU football staff

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University football head coach Dean Hood recently announced the addition of Dane Damron to the Colonel coaching staff. Damron will serve as the special teams and tight ends coach in 2009 while Carson Jeffers will take over the offensive line coaching duties.

Damron most recently served as Kentucky Christian’s head football coach. He spent three years building the program at Kentucky Christian which culminated with the school’s first-ever varsity football season in 2008.

“When you are a head coach at the collegiate or high school level, you have to know how to coach a little bit of everything,” Hood said. “Dane has an extensive football background and we’re excited to have him as a part of our staff.”

Damron began his collegiate coaching career in 1995 at Eastern Kentucky. He served two years as a graduate assistant and wide receivers coach under Roy Kidd. Damron earned his master’s degree in sports administration from EKU in 1996.

Following a one-year coaching stint at Morehead State, Damron moved to the high school ranks where he coached for nine years. From 2002-05, he was the head coach of Boyd County where he helped the Lions advance to the second round of the KHSAA playoffs three straight years.

Damron played collegiate football at Georgetown College from 1990-94. The quarterback was a two-time NAIA All-American and led the Tigers to the 1991 NAIA national championship.

The EKU football team concluded the 2008 season 8-4 overall while earning the program’s 20th Ohio Valley Conference title and 31st consecutive winning season.