Dr. Randy Hunt has been named head football coach at Greensboro College, announced Pride Athletics Director Kim Strable.
Dr. Hunt returns to coaching after distinguished service as an administrator and instructor, most notably at Greensboro College. In his lone season as a college head coach, he compiled a 6-3 record at Glenville State College, his alma mater. From 1990-91, Hunt also served as the defensive coordinator under Rich Rodriguez, now head coach at the University of Michigan. Additionally, he served alongside Dean Hood, former Wake Forest defensive coordinator, who is the first-year head coach at Eastern Kentucky.
â€œEducators are also students, and Dr. Hunt has been a student of the game of football for a long, long time,â€ Strable said. â€œHis football pedigree is solid and heâ€™s earned his reputation as a leader. We think this is the right time for him to return to the sidelines where he can directly impact the future of our football program.â€
Hunt becomes the third head coach since GC began sponsoring football in 1997. He follows Marion Kirby (1997-01) and Neal Mitchell (2002-08).
Most recently, Hunt has been the chair of the Kinesiology Department at Greensboro College, a post he has held since 2003. He arrived at Greensboro College in 1991; he became chair of the Collegeâ€™s Division of Education for four years later. He then was selected chair of the physical education department and eventually chair of the kinesiology division.
Hunt is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
As a student-athlete Hunt was a four-year member (1971-74) of the Glenville State College football team. A three-year starter, he helped lead the 1973 squad to an NAIA national runner-up finish.
After receiving his bachelors degree from Glenville State in 1975, he earned a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University. He later completed a Doctorate of Physical Education, also at WVU, in 1984. Dr. Hunt completed post-doctorate work in health education in 1991 at West Virginia.
Huntâ€™s first foray into football head coaching was at Preston County (W.V.) High School from 1977-81. He also served as the teamâ€™s strength coach, which has become one of his areas of expertise.
Dr. Hunt then joined his alma mater under head coach Frank Vincent from 1981-84. He served as Glenvilleâ€™s defensive coordinator, assistant head coach, and strength coach. (The first of two times in that role). Hunt then served as Glenvilleâ€™s interim head coach in 1984.
Dr. Hunt was promoted to associate professor of physical education and left football for five years. He was lured back to coaching at Gilmer County High School (1989-90). His alma mater then called him back for his second stint as defensive coordinator, where hes served under Rodriguez 1990-91.
â€œThis is actually the third time I have tried to lure Coach Hunt back into college football and it was finally the right time under the right circumstances,â€ Strable said.
Dr. Hunt resides in Greensboro with his wife Shelley. They have three children: Kasey, Tanner and Sean.