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Dykes takes head position at Louisiana Tech

Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes announced he would take the head coaching position at Louisiana Tech University Wednesday.

“”I want to start out by letting everyone know how honored I am to be named the head football coach at Louisiana Tech,”” said Dykes in a Louisiana Tech press conference in Ruston, La. “”I have worked my entire life to get to this point, and I have had lots of great mentors that have worked with me and taught me and brought me along. I am very fortunate to be here.””

Dykes will be replacing former La. Tech coach, Derek Dooley, who left to take the Tennessee head coaching vacancy. He was Arizona’s offensive coordinator for three seasons that were marked by a spread offensive attack for the Wildcats.

Dykes’ Coaching Career

1994 Baseball assistant                          Monahans, Texas H.S.

1994 Football assistant                           Pearce High School, Richardson, Texas

1995 Running Backs                               Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

1996 Passing Game/QBs                        Navarro College

1997 Grad Assistant/TEs                         Kentucky

1998 Receivers Coach                             Northeast Louisiana

1999 Special Teams/WRs                        Kentucky

2000 Receivers Coach                             Texas Tech

2001 Receivers Coach                             Texas Tech

2002 Receivers Coach                             Texas Tech

2003 Receivers Coach                             Texas Tech

2004 Receivers Coach                             Texas Tech

2005 Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs       Texas Tech

2006 Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs       Texas Tech

2007 Offensive Coordinator/QBs              Arizona

2008 Offensive Coordinator/QBs              Arizona

2009 Offensive Coordinator/QBs              Arizona


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