Saturday, January 6, 2018

Lumberjack Alonzo Hampton Named Florida State Defensive Backs And Special Teams Coach

Alonzo Hampton(Photo courtesy of Twitter - @SleeperAthletes
New Florida State head coach Willie Taggart added to his coaching staff further earlier today, as Florida State fans have learned that past Warren Lumberjack Football player, and former Warren Assistant Coach, Alonzo Hampton will be an on-field defensive backs and special teams coach for the Seminoles.

Like many of the other new assistants signed on to join the staff, Hampton has a history with the new head man in Tallahassee. He joined Taggart’s Western Kentucky defensive staff in 2011, and briefly took on the DB coaching job at Georgia’s Tift County High School when Taggart took the South Florida job. Taggart then brought Hampton to Tampa to fill the exact same role.

Hampton also followed Taggart to Eugene when the latter was hired as the head coach of Oregon. There, Hampton served as a defensive analyst. However, at Florida State, Hampton will be back working with defensive backs. Whether that is exclusively with corners or safeties (or both) remains to be seen.

Hampton is a 1992 graduate of Warren High School, with honors.  He has a B. A. degree in Business Administration from University of Louisiana-Monroe and a Masters of Arts in teaching.  He has played in the NFL and Arena Football League.  Mr. Hampton played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the NFL Europe League in 1998 and 1999.  Frankfurt won the Championship in 1999.

Hampton is a member of the Lumberjack Sports Hall of Fame as is his wife Yolanda Washington Hampton.  Alonzo was an exceptional student leader and is one of the most outstanding Lumberjack Athletes in Warren history. 

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