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InsideTennessee has confirmed that Derek Dooley has filled his final coaching slot with former UCF defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley.

Ansley was in his first season with the UCF Knights after coaching two seasons with the Alabama Crimson Tide as an assistant with the secondary.

In 2010, Alabama finished 10-3, capped off by a 49-7 thumping of Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl. The Crimson Tide ranked 13th in the nation in passing defense, as well as third in scoring defense and fifth in total defense.

Ansley was a part of the Tide's 2011 National Championship campaign that saw them first in the country in all five major defensive categories including passing, passing efficiency, rushing, total and scoring. He also coached All-Americans Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and DeQuan Menzie.

Ansley coached defensive backs for five seasons at Huntingdon College, and competed at the collegiate level for Troy University. He started 40-consecutive games for the Trojans, and finished fifth in the nation with nine interceptions as a junior.

Ansley, 31, claims a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Troy, he is currently working on his master's in human environmental sciences from Alabama. He is a native of Tallassee, Ala., and is married to Alaea Ansley.


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