Cassity hired to coach defensive backs

Kentucky hires former Wildcat Mike Cassity to replace Steve Brown

Multiple internet reports, which apparently begin with a report out of Huntington, WV, indicate that Mike Cassity has been hired by the University of Kentucky to coach defensive backs.

The University has not commented on the reports, and has cited a need to wait until January 3rd to make any comment.

Cassity most recently has coached the secondary at Marshall. He has been with the Thundering Herd since being hired by former Herd coach Mark Snyder on January 23, 2009.

Cassity's MU bio sites 2010 as his first season with the Herd, but this appears to be erroneous as Herdzone and The Courier-Journal have reports dated January 2009 announcing the hire.

Cassity has more than 30 years of coaching experience, including several seasons spent as a defensive coordinator.

Following his tenure as Louisville's defensive coordinator Cassity spent a year away from the college game, working with Fern Creek High School as a defensive coach.

Cassity, who hails from Fort Campbell, played safety for the Wildcats in the early 70's, then became a student assistant for Kentucky in 1975.

Coaching Experience
~2009-2011 Marshall University (defensive secondary coach)
~2008 Louisville Fern Creek High School (defensive coach)
~2004-2007 University of Louisville (defensive coordinator)
~2001-03 University of Illinois (defensive coordinator/cornerbacks)
~1999-2000 Oklahoma State University (def. coordinator/secondary)
~1997-98 Baylor University (assistant head coach/defensive coordinator)
~1995-96 University of Wisconsin (secondary)
~1994 University of Cincinnati (def. coordinator/secondary)
~1992-93 Georgia Tech (defensive coordinator/secondary)
~1990-91 East Carolina University (def. coordinator/secondary)
~1989 Northeast Louisiana (asst. head coach/def. coordinator/secondary)
~1983-88 Western Kentucky (asst. head coach/defensive coordinator/secondary)
~1982 Morehead State (special teams/secondary)
~1979-81 University of Kentucky (secondary)
~1976-78 Paducah Tilghman High School
~1975 Kentucky (student assistant)

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