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Damron Promoted to Eastern Kentucky Offensive Coordinator
Eastern Kentucky University head football coach Dean Hood announced today that Dane Damron has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Damron is in his third season on the EKU football staff. He spent the previous two years as the special teams coordinator. Nine of the 11 Colonel offensive starters from last fall are returning including junior quarterback T.J. Pryor, who was the 2009 OVC Freshman of the Year, and junior wide receiver Orlandus Harris, who ranked second in the OVC in receiving yards (940) in 2010.
“Coach Damron brings positive energy to the field every day,” Hood said. “Offense is his cup of tea. He has been the offensive coordinator or the head coach calling the offensive plays for numerous other teams throughout his career. I’m very happy with the direction the EKU program is headed and I’m also thrilled that Dane accepted this position.”
Damron, a native of Grayson, Ky., began his collegiate coaching career at Eastern Kentucky in 1995. 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 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.
Before returning to EKU in 2009, Damron served three years as Kentucky Christian University’s head football coach, which culminated with the school’s first-ever varsity football season in 2008.
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.
Eastern Kentucky begins the 2011 season at Kansas State on Saturday, Sept. 3. EKU’s home opener is slated for Sept. 10 against Missouri State.
By Eastern Kentucky University Athletic Public Relations