Carrollton, GA – A pair of veteran coaches with impressive resumes are new additions to the UWG Wolves’ football coaching staff.
Head coach David Dean has announced the appointments of James (J.R.) Dorman, and Kynjee' Cotton to his 2018 coaching staff. Dorman will serve as UWG’s linebacker coach and special teams coordinator, while Cotton will mentor the Wolves’ defensive line.
Dorman comes to UWG with impressive credentials. He was part of Dean’s 2015 staff on an NCAA Playoff team at Valdosta State. Prior to that he coached at Fairmont (W.V.) State, and spent five seasons working with linebackers, secondary, and special teams at Georgia Tech. Also, Dorman coached at Wittenberg and Dennison in Ohio, and began his professional career as an intern with the Houston Texans of the NFL.
Dorman is a 2003 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. While at South Carolina he served as a student assistant on the staff of former coach Lou Holtz.
Cotton joins the UWG staff after spending the last two seasons at a quality control assistant at the University of North Carolina. Previously spent the 2015 season as the defensive line coach at Birmingham Southern. In 2014 he was a graduate assistant working with the defensive line at Alabama-Birmingham.
Prior to his stint at UAB, Cotton was a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Alabama during the fall of 2013, working with football, baseball, and rowing. He also spent time as a strength and conditioning coach at Robert E. Lee High in Montgomery, Ala.
Cotton holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Alabama State, where he was a standout on the field and in the classroom. He was a four-year letterman for the Hornets, earning Second Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors while serving as a team captain in 2011. Also, Cotton was a member of ASU’s Dean’s List from January 2011 through his graduation in 2013.
Dorman, Cotton, and new defensive coordinator Dustin Landry are all busy as the Wolves are currently in the middle of spring football practice. Drills conclude with the annual spring game on March 15 on Ra-Lin Field.