Connect with us

Alabama Football Headlines

Alabama football to hire Sun Belt Conference assistant coach for its tight ends

Georgia Southern OC and QB coach Bryan Ellis working with his quarterbacks and wide receivers in practice during 2023 season.
Richard Burkhart - Savannah Morning News / USA TODAY NETWORK

Kalen DeBoer has his offensive line coach and tight ends coach for Alabama football.

Ryan Fowler, host of The Game with Ryan Fowler on Tide 100.9 FM, was first to break the news on the University of Alabama expecting to hire Bryan Ellis as its new tight ends coach to replace Joe Cox. Ellis, 35, is a native of Macon, Ga.

He played quarterback at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2007 to 2011.

RELATED: Alabama 5-star freshman DB shows off his locker before spring practice

Ellis started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his Alma mater from 2012 to 2013. He then spent three years at Western Kentucky (2014-16) as an offensive quality control coach, running backs coach, wide receivers coach, and passing game coordinator. Ellis became an offensive analyst at the University of Southern California in 2016 and a quarterbacks coach in 2018.

He returned to Western Kentucky in 2019 and served three seasons (2019-21) as an offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, co-offensive coordinator, and inside wide receivers coach. Ellis was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Southern from 2022 to 2023. He’s worked at nearly every offensive position except for offensive line and tight ends.

Ellis is a bright offensive mind, so he looks to help DeBoer and the staff create an explosive scheme.

*Get the BEST Alabama football insider information, message board access, and recruiting coverage today! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our subscriber-only content!*

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

More in Alabama Football Headlines