REPORT: Guidry named WKU’s defensive coordinator

Zach Greenwell

WKU’s search for a new defensive coordinator has been relatively quiet this offseason, but one potential candidate has started to gain some buzz.

Joshua Parrott, who covers Louisiana-Lafayette for the Daily Advertiser, reported on Twitter Thursday night that he’s been told that Lance Guidry has been tabbed as WKU’s new defensive coordinator.

The website previously reported that Guidry, who most recently coached at Miami (Ohio), had interviewed for the position.

Todd Stewart, WKU’s senior associate athletic director, told the Herald Friday that Willie Taggart is still interviewing candidates for the job, and there’s no timetable for a hire or announcement.

Deborah Wilkins, WKU’s chief of staff and general counsel, also told the Herald on Friday that it’s her understanding that no final decision has been made.

Guidry was the defensive backs coach at Miami (Ohio) for two seasons before being named the Redhawks’ interim head coach for their meeting with Middle Tennessee in the Bowl on Jan. 6.

The DC job officially opened at WKU on Dec. 9, when Clint Bowen resigned to accept the same position at North Texas.

Bowen raised the Toppers’ defensive profile this season. The unit ranked 68th in the nation and third in the Sun Belt Conference in total defense, giving up 380 yards per game.