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Alabama hires Drew Svoboda as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator

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Alabama announced it has added Drew Svoboda to the staff to serve as the team’s new tight ends and special teams coordinator. The news was released on Monday via a press release.

“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to join Coach Saban’s staff at The University of Alabama,” Svoboda said. “I have an incredible amount of appreciation for the program Coach Saban has built in Tuscaloosa and the history and tradition at Alabama. I look forward coordinating the special teams and coaching tight ends while doing my part to help continue the success this program has enjoyed.”

The Crimson Tide have been on the hunt to fill the void left by previous tight ends and special teams coordinator Jay Graham who left the team at the beginning of spring practice to address his mental health issues.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to add Drew Svoboda to our staff to coordinate special teams and coach the tight ends,” head coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “He is a bright young football coach who has been successful at every stop of his coaching career. He does an excellent job in terms of teaching the players, and he is someone we believe will be a tremendous asset on the recruiting trail. We are happy to welcome his wife Kristi and their children Austyn and Jack to the Crimson Tide program.”

Svoboda comes to the Crimson Tide following three seasons as the special teams coordinator for Rice. He was also a part of the Memphis coaching staff which had begun spring football as well.

This post will be updated.

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 Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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