Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury filled his one remaining staff vacancy on Thursday, hiring Florida Atlantic defensive line coachTerrance Jamison to fill the same role on the Red Raiders’ staff.
Jamison spent the last three years at Florida Atlantic, his first chance to be a position coach as part of the nine-man staff allowed by NCAArules. Before that, he was on staff at Wisconsin as a student assistant (2008, 2009), a defensive quality control assistant (2011) and agraduate assistant (2012) and worked in defensive quality control in 2013 at California.
“We’re looking forward to adding coach Jamison to our staff,” Kingsbury said in Tech’s announcement. “He is someone that has built astrong reputation in the coaching community. He will be a tremendous asset on our defensive staff as well as in recruiting.”
Jamison was a backup defensive linemen at Wisconsin from 2005-07, but his career was shortened because of knee injuries, Tech said. Hereplaces Kevin Patrick, who resigned earlier this month to become defensive line coach at North Carolina State. The Red Red Raiders startspring practice on March 4.
“My family and I are grateful for the opportunity to join coach Kingsbury’s staff,” Jamison said in Tech’s announcement. “I’m excited aboutthe potential of the defensive line group and working with coach (David) Gibbs. I look forward to jumping right in and getting started withspring practices next week.”
Florida Atlantic went 3-9 the last three seasons. One of the Owls’ bright spots, however, came in 2015 when they finished 13th in the FBSwith a school record 35 sacks. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson had 13 1/2 sacks and five fumbles caused, both tied for second in the FBS.
Hendrickson was named Conference USA defensive player of year last season, when he had 9 1/2 sacks and an FBS co-leading fourblocked kicks. He was a two-time first-team all-conference choice with Jamison as his position coach.
Jamison’s two years as a student assistant with the Wisconsin defensive line overlapped with NFL star J.J. Watt’s career with the Badgers.He worked with the Badgers’ linebackers in his graduate assistant season in 2012. Charlie Patridge was Wisconsin’s defensive line coachfrom 2008-12 and Florida Atlantic’s head coach from 2014-16.
Jamison spent the 2010 season as defensive line coach at Madison (Wisc.) Edgewood. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees fromWisconsin in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He and his wife Ashley have two daughters, Ava and Mackenzie.