TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Troy University has hired its new head football coach, announced on Twitter Thursday night.

Kentucky co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall is the next head coach of Troy football.

Sumrall has spent the past three seasons with the Wildcats, adding the co-defensive coordinator title just this season.

He previously coached at Troy from 2015 to 2017 working with linebackers and serving as the special teams coordinator.

As an assistant under head coach Neal Brown, Sumrall helped the Trojans to a school-record 11-win season in 2017, two bowl titles, the Sun Belt Conference title in 2017, and a victory over LSU in Death Valley.

He’s a Huntsville native and has other coaching experience at Ole Miss, Tulane, and the University of San Diego.

Sumrall replaces Chip Lindsey who was let go in late November after going 15-19 in his three seasons with the Trojans.

The Trojans new leading man will be introduced at a press conference Monday morning at 11 a.m.