Feb. 17, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Chuck Dunn and David Reeves have been added to the UAB football coaching staff, head coach Bill Clark announced on Monday. Dunn will serve as the Blazers' inside linebackers coach, while Reeves will coach UAB's defensive line.
Dunn and Reeves join defensive coordinator Duwan Walker, who was announced as the head man of the Blazers' defense last week.
"Both Chuck and David coached with me last year at Jacksonville State and did an excellent job for us." Clark said. "They are two veteran guys who have been around a lot of football, so we are excited to have them on staff here at UAB."
Dunn, a veteran coach with 19 years of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels, coached inside linebackers and was also the head of the team's strength and conditioning program last season at Jacksonville State.
Before his stint with the Gamecocks, Dunn served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Ala. during the 2012 season, his second stint with the school. He was the secondary coach from 1997-1999 at Charles Henderson.
Dunn served as defensive coordinator and strength coach at Oxford (Ala.) High School during the 2011 season. He helped coach the Yellow Jackets to a 12-2 record that included a region championship and the school's first-ever appearance in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A State semifinals.
From 2008-11, Dunn served as the outside linebackers and assistant strength and conditioning coach at South Alabama under Clark, who was the team's defensive coordinator. He helped lead a defensive unit that gave up only 41 total points and 234 yards per game in the Jaguars' first-year of competition.
Before his time at South Alabama, Dunn coached outside linebackers for Clark and Walker at Prattville (Ala.) High School from 2002-08.
"Chuck was with me all the way back at Prattville," Clark said. "He knows the defensive side of the ball really well and will bring a lot of knowledge and experience with him to UAB."
Reeves joins the Blazers following a year-long stint at Jacksonville State, where he also coached the defensive line.
In 2013, Reeves coached a unit that ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference in sacks (52) and third in the league in scoring defense (23.6 ppg). Under Reeves' guidance, two Gamecocks earned All-Ohio Valley Conference honors, including second-team selection and JSU defensive lineman Caleb Lawrence. Jacksonville State defensive end Chris Landrum was named to the OVC Newcomer squad.
Reeves was the secondary coach at UT Martin in 2012, after coaching the previous five seasons at Southern Arkansas, where he was the defensive coordinator his final two years. Reeves was a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama from 2005-06 and was the defensive coordinator at Athens (Ala.) High School from 2000-05.
"David is a high energy coach who knows the game," Clark said. "He was with me last season at Jacksonville State and did a wonderful job there. He was a graduate assistant at Alabama under Mike Shula and Joe Kines, so he comes from a great pedigree of good defensive coaches."
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