College football coaching staffs are now allowed to have 10 full-time assistant coaches, and Liberty coach Turner Gill has filled the opening with the promotion of graduate assistant Aaron Wilkins. He will join the staff as a defensive assistant coach.
Wilkins spent last season working with the defensive line as a graduate assistant. He joined Liberty’s staff during the summer of 2015 as the program’s defensive quality control staff member. He then transitioned into a graduate assistant working with the defensive line this past summer.
“He has been an inspiring young man that has an outstanding knowledge of football and is the best fit for our defense now, as well as, the future,” Gill said in a statement.
Wilkins started his collegiate coaching career at Reedley College, a junior college in Reedley, California. During the 2013 season, he served as the Tigers secondary coach and recruiting coordinator.
Jackson to enroll at CCU
Former Liberty football player Cam Jackson will enroll at Coastal Carolina University for the spring semester. He expects to join the football team as a walk-on this spring.
Jackson is currently part of a lawsuit involving the University from an alleged August 2015 sexual assault. He was a member of the Liberty football team as a true freshman in 2015, when he saw playing time in all 11 games and recorded 10 tackles. He was suspended from the team prior to the 2016 season opener and was eventually kicked out of school.