Even as he has already been working with his new program, the latest addition to Kevin Sumlin‘s Texas A&M coaching staff is officially official.
The school announced Friday that long-time SEC defensive line David Turner will assume the position of defensive tackles coach at A&M. Turner, who replaces Mark Hagen, who left last month for Indiana, will also carry the title of defensive run-game coordinator.
A veteran of 30 years in the coaching profession, Turner has spent the last 14 of those years at four different stops in the SEC. The last three seasons, he was the line coach at Mississippi State. He also served in the same capacity with the Bulldogs from 2007-09.
The other staffs in that conference on which Turner served were Kentucky (2010-12), Alabama (2006) and Vanderbilt (2002-05). The UK stint was his second at the school as he coached defensive ends from 1993-94.
Other stops in his three-decade career include Minnesota (2001), Virginia (1997-2000) and North Carolina State (1995-96).