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Boone new defensive coordinator at JSU

Jacksonville, AL (Sports Network) - Chris Boone isn't switching his position or conference, just the university.

After serving five seasons as the defensive coordinator at UT Martin, Boone has taken the same position at Jacksonville State.

During Boone's tenure, UT Martin ranked near the top of the Ohio Valley Conference in total defense. In 2010, the Skyhawks led the conference in total defense, passing defense and passing efficency defense.

Now he has moved on to OVC member Jacksonville State, which finished 9-3 and made the FCS playoffs this season.

"One of our top priorities is to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship and we feel like Chris has the experience to help us accomplish this goal," JSU head coach Jack Crowe said.

"We are excited to have Chris join our program as we look to build on the successful season that we just experienced."

Boone also has coached collegiately at Nicholls State, Arkansas-Monticello, Southern Mississippi, East Central Community College and Pearl River Community College.

12/22 10:45:37 ET



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