Arkansas-Pine Bluff: DC Hampton resigns, headed to WKU

Former UAPB defensive coordinator Alonzo Hampton

Zach Greenwell

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff has officially announced in a press release that Alonzo Hampton has resigned from the school to take a position with WKU. The release did not say that Hampton has officially joined the Toppers yet, and no official word has come from WKU.

WKU may have filled one of its two football coaching vacancies.

David Harten, the Arkansas-Pine Bluff football beat writer for the Pine Bluff Commercial, reported Tuesday that UAPB defensive coordinator Alonzo Hampton has resigned from the school to join WKU as defensive backs coach.

The Commercial’s online content isn’t available to the public, but Harten told the Herald Tuesday that he confirmed the news with UAPB’s Head Coach, Monte Coleman.

Harten also said he spoke directly with Hampton, who confirmed that he has interviewed with the Toppers.

A source close to the situation told the Herald that Hampton has interviewed, but that no hire has been finalized.

According to a UAPB release, Hampton spent five years as a coach at Pine Bluff and two as defensive coordinator.

The job opened at WKU on Feb. 11, when former coach Clayton White left the school for a position at Connecticut.

If Hampton is hired, the Toppers will still have one more position to fill. Mike Sanford, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, left a week ago for Stanford.