Dearmon leaves behind NAIA head coaching job to become KU’s senior offensive consultant
As Kansas football coach Les Miles continues to add to his program’s support staff, he announced Wednesday the hiring of a senior offensive consultant, Brent Dearmon, who left a head coaching position to work at KU.
This past year, Dearmon’s first in charge at NAIA Bethel University, the Wildcats went undefeated in the regular season and finished with a 10-1 record, behind a powerful offense, which averaged 55 points and 540.3 yards per game.
“I couldn’t be more excited that we were able to add Brent Dearmon to our staff as our senior offensive consultant,” Miles stated in a release. “His experiences as the head football coach at Bethel University and as an assistant coach will serve our program well here at Kansas. He’s a solid man with a bright future ahead of him and we look to working with him as a member of our staff when he arrives in Lawrence.”
Bethel achieved a program record-high No. 3 ranking during Dearmon’s one year as head coach, and with 55 points per game, the team had the highest scoring offense in all of college football.
Before taking over the NAIA program in Tennessee, Dearmon worked for three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Division II Arkansas Tech.
A quarterback coached by Dearmon made the all-conference team in each of his three seasons at Arkansas Tech.
Dearmon got his first big break in the coaching industry by working at Auburn for two years as an analyst of Gus Malzahn’s staff, analyzing running backs in 2013 and receivers in 2014.
His first job on a college staff came in 2007, when he was a student assistant at Bethel.
In his playing days, Dearmon was a four-year starter at QB for Bethel. He is the program’s all-time leader in career passing yards (7,045) and touchdowns (77).
“It has been one of the greatest joys of my life to come back home to Bethel and help rebuild the program,” Dearmon stated in a release from the Bethel athletics department. “This place will always be very a special place to me and my family.”
After working as a student assistant at Bethel, Dearmon became a high school coach. When he was offensive coordinator at Vigor High (Ala.), the program won a state title in 2008. He later became the head coach at Rain High School, in Alabama.