Middle Tennessee State announced Tuesday that Nix was one of three new coaches added to Rick Stockstill‘s coaching staff. Nix will carry the title of co-defensive coordinator as well as linebackers coach for the Sun Belt program.
“I have known Tyrone for a long time and had the chance to coach with him for one year at South Carolina,” said Stockstill in a statement. “Tyrone is one of the most respected coaches in the country. He has coordinated defenses in the SEC the last seven years and those defenses ranked among the best in the SEC and nationally. He has a proven track record as a coordinator and has coached many all-conference, all-Americans, and NFL players.”
Nix has been a coordinator the past 11 years at Southern Miss, South Carolina, and Ole Miss, with the last four seasons spent with the Rebels.
In addition to Nix, Stockstill announced the hiring of ex-Texas Tech assistant Matt Moore as offensive tackles and serve as running game coordinator as well as former MTSU player Glen Elarbee, who will be in charge of offensive guards and centers.