An Alabama native will get to continue his coaching career in the Yellowhammer State, albeit at a lower rung on the college football ladder.
FCS Jacksonville State announced that Kevin Sigler was one of three assistants added to head coach John Grass‘ staff. Sigler, a Mobile native, will serve s safeties coach, as well as hold the additional title of associate head coach.
Sigler filled one of the three holes created by the departures of co-defensive coordinators David Blackwell (East Carolina) and Brandon Hall (Troy) and linebackers coach Nick Gentry (UAB) for FBS jobs. The other two coaches added were Andrew Warwick (defensive coordinators/linebackers coach) and Landius Wilkerson (defensive ends).
“We are excited to add three great coaches to our staff, but even more important is that we are adding three good men to our program,” Grass said in quotes distributed by the school. “The kids are latching on to them, and I’m excited about the way they’re fitting in. All three of them bring something a little different to the table, and it’s going really good.”
Sigler played his college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1998-2001, and was the cornerbacks coach at South Alabama the past two seasons. He was also a football staffer at his alma mater in 2012, and was a high school coach in his native state for the 10 years prior to that.
From 2013-15, he was on the staff at Northern Illinois.