Tom Arth announces hiring of Tom Kaufman as Mocs defensive coordinator


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head football coach Tom Arth announced the hiring of Tom Kaufman as defensive coordinator on Tuesday. Kaufman spent last season at Syracuse where he served as Special Team’s Coordinator and Linebackers Coach.

Kaufman was a member of Dino Babers’ staff for four seasons, two at Eastern Illinois (2012-2013) and two at Bowling Green (2014-2015). Kaufman was retained when Babers accepted the head coaching gig at Syracuse in January 2016. Kaufman and Arth were both members of the John Carroll University football team from 1999-2002.

Kaufman started his coaching career at DIII Heidelberg College and later spent time at Case Western Reserve and the University of Chicago. He served as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State for one season (2009) before moving on to Kansas as a quality control coach in 2010. In 2011, Kaufman was a quality control coach at Texas.

Kaufman earned his undergraduate degree in English from John Carroll University in 2003 and received his master’s degree in education in 2005 while coaching at Heidelberg.


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