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Jovan Haye, Matt Weikert join Vanderbilt as assistant coaches

Haye will coach the defensive line, while Weikert will coach outside linebackers.

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Vanderbilt’s football coaching staff for 2019 appears to be complete.

Jovan Haye, who was a starting defensive lineman at Vanderbilt from 2002-04 before playing seven seasons in the NFL, has been promoted to the defensive line coach after serving as a defensive quality control coach last season. He replaces C.J. Ah You, who was the defensive line coach for the last three seasons. This is Haye’s first full-time assistant coaching position.

Matt Weikert, a defensive assistant coach at Air Force for the last twelve seasons — including nine years coaching outside linebackers — replaces Chris Marve, who went to Mississippi State shortly before the start of spring practice. Weikert graduated from Ohio University in 2002.

That completes an offseason in which Vanderbilt has seen a lot of coaching turnover: in addition to the two positions filled today, Gerry Gdowski replaces Andy Ludwig as offensive coordinator; Tim Horton joined the staff as running backs coach; and Devin Fitzsimmons joined the staff as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.