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Thunderbirds Tab Lamb for Football Post

Published: December 20, 2007 | Category: Athletics

Southern Utah University has named Ed Lamb as its new head football coach, SUU Director of Athletics Ken Beazer announced today.

Lamb, who is currently special teams coordinator, recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach at the University of San Diego, will take over the reins of the program immediately.

"We're very happy and excited to name Ed Lamb as the new head football coach at Southern Utah University," Beazer said. "We had tremendous interest in the job and looked at a lot of candidates before focusing in on Ed as our man. I have confidence he will step in and get our program going in the right direction."

A 1996 graduate of Brigham Young University, Lamb helped guide San Diego to three consecutive Pioneer League championships as well as back-to-back NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major National Championships, in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 the USD special teams ranked first or second in every statistical category and the defense finished 2006 ranked fourth nationally after completing an 11-1 season.

Prior to joining the Toreros in 2005, Lamb spent two seasons as defensive coordinator at the University of Idaho as well as a year on the BYU staff. He also spent time as defensive coordinator at the University of Redlands, where his teams led the conference in scoring defense every year he was with the program.

As a student-athlete, Lamb played linebacker and defensive end from 1992-96 on Brigham Young University and BYU-Idaho teams which combined to win four conference championships.

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