University News

Football Coach Ed Lamb Accepts New Position with BYU

Published: December 26, 2015 | Author: Erik Book | Category: Athletics

SUU Football Coach Ed Lamb

A new era of football at Southern Utah University is about to unfold as Ed Lamb has accepted the assistant head coach position at Brigham Young University, who in eighth season lead the Thunderbirds to be the Big Sky Conference champions for the first time in 2015, going 7-1 in league play, and finished the regular season ranked No. 17.

“I have been so fortunate to be the Head Football Coach at Southern Utah University. The past eight years have enriched my life in countless ways,” Lamb said. “I would like to thank everyone associated with SUU football for the exceptional support and encouragement. My family and I will sorely miss being a part of the Cedar City community.”

When Lamb arrived at SUU in the 2008 season, he stood before a team with an 18-game losing streak and without much community support. Within those eight season he compiled a 45-47 record while leading the T-Birds to four winning season and guiding this University to its first two FCS playoff appearances, in 2013 and 2015.

SUU director of athletics, Jason Butikofer, said, "Coach Lamb has taken this program to unprecedented heights, culminating with our first ever Big Sky Championship this fall. He has meant a great deal to SUU and the Cedar City community and we appreciate his efforts in raising the stature of this athletic department.

Butikofer went on to say, “With the foundation that Coach Lamb built, there will be great interest in this leadership role and I am confident that we will find a head coach that will continue to elevate our football program to new heights.”

In his new role at BYU, Lamb will assist new head coach Kalani Sitake with the day-to-day operations of the football program and will directly oversee tight ends and the special teams.

Defensive Coordinator, Demario Warren, will assume duties as interim head coach. Coach Warren has been a part of the Southern Utah University staff since 2008, while leading one of the top defensive units in the country.

A national search for our next head coach will begin immediately. No additional comments will be made until the official announcement of a new head coach. 


Contact Information:

Erik Book, executive associate athletics director
435-586-8339
erikbook@suu.edu