Brohm appoints Tyson Helton as offensive coordinator

Elliott Pratt

Newly appointed Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm is making swift movements to fill the vacancies in his coaching staff. It was announced Wednesday that Tyson Helton, formerly of Cincinnati, will join Brohm’s staff as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Helton accepts his first offensive coordinator position with a team that Brohm previously coordinated that posted a school record 5,502 yards of offense in a single season led by returning quarterback Brandon Doughty, who set the single-season passing yards record with 2,857.

WKU will enter its first year as a member of Conference USA after wrapping up its 2013 campaign in the Sun Belt Conference with a 8-4 record.

A quarterback at the University of Houston from 1996-99, Helton specialized in the position while coaching at Alabama-Birmingham for six years, and worked with running backs while Brohm was on staff as offensive coordinator in 2012.

Before settling at UAB, Helton coached special teams and tight ends at Memphis and Hawaii.