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Arizona Wildcats add defensive line coach

The Arizona Wildcats hired Stan Eggen as defensive line coach.
Posted at 12:07 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 15:24:50-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona Wildcats hired Stan Eggen as defensive line coach.

“We are excited Stan Eggen has joined the Arizona Football Family as Defensive Line Coach,” head coach Kevin Sumlin said in a statement. “Stan’s personal and professional values, fundamental approach to teaching the game, as well as his track record for development and recruiting make him a great fit for our defense, and our entire program.”

Eggen, who joins defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads' staff, has coached at Iowa State, Texas A&M and Alabama. He started his coaching career at 1979 at North Dakota. He spent the last four years as defensive line coach at New Mexico.

“I want to thank Coach Sumlin and (Defensive Coordinator Paul Rhoads) for the opportunity to become a part of the Arizona Football Family,” Eggen said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started immediately representing such a great institution, and getting to know our student-athletes. (My wife) Tina and I are excited to be able to make our home in the Tucson community.”

The Wildcats open the 2020 season Aug. 29 against Hawaii.