Brent Dearmon added to football staff as senior offensive consultant
LAWRENCE, Kan. – A rising star in the world of high-scoring offenses, Brent Dearmon has joined the Kansas football staff as a senior offensive consultant, head coach Les Miles announced Wednesday. Dearmon, who comes to KU fresh off a one-year head coaching stint, produced the nation’s highest-scoring offense at any level in 2018.
In his one season leading his alma mater, Bethel University, Dearmon guided the Wildcats to their best season in school history. BU posted a 10-0 regular season mark and a No. 3 ranking, while averaging 540.3 yards and a nation’s best 55.0 points per game, the highest scoring offense not just in NAIA, but in all of college football.
“I couldn’t be more excited that we were able to add Brent Dearmon to our staff as our senior offensive consultant,” said Miles. “His experiences as the head football coach at Bethel University and as an assistant coach will serve our program well here at Kansas. He’s a solid man with a bright future ahead of him and we look to working with him as a member of our staff when he arrives in Lawrence.”
Prior to his time at Bethel, Dearmon spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Division II Arkansas Tech and two seasons as an analyst on Gus Malzahn’s staff at Auburn.
In his first year at Arkansas Tech, the Wonder Boys produced the biggest offensive turnaround in college football, including a 360% increase in rushing yards from the previous season. Tech’s offense was the second-rated offense in the Great American Conference (GAC), racking up 36.5 points and 458.8 yards per game. During the 2017 season at Tech, Dearmon’s offense racked up 40 points per game which was tops in the GAC.
Dearmon had a quarterback make the all-conference team in each of his three seasons at Arkansas Tech. Tech was ranked in the top four in the league in each of his three seasons calling the offense in rushing offense and several other offensive categories. In 2017, Dearmon’s mentored quarterback, Ty Reasnor, was named a DII Academic All-American.
During his time at Auburn, Dearmon spent the 2013 season as a running backs analyst and the 2014 season as a wide receivers analyst. While Dearmon was at Auburn, the Tigers posted a combined 20-7 record, including an 11-5 mark in SEC play. The 2013 Tigers captured the SEC title en route to an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game. Dearmon was at Auburn during “The Miracle in Jordan-Hare” Hail Mary play versus Georgia and the “Kick Six” Field Goal return touchdown versus Alabama.
Dearman began his coaching career at Bethel in 2007, where he served as a student assistant, coaching the defensive backs as the Cats posted an 11-2 record.
After his student assistant stint at Bethel, Dearmon spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Vigor High School in Prichard, Alabama, before taking the reins of the program at B.C. Rain High School for two seasons. Dearmon won a state championship at Vigor in 2008 as his offense averaged 36.0 points per game.
Dearmon started for four years at Bethel, where he re-wrote the school’s record book, while leading the Wildcats to the school’s first conference title, first playoff appearance and first playoff victory. He remains the school’s career and single-season record-holder in passing yards (7,045) and touchdowns (77). He spent time after college playing quarterback in the arena and indoor football leagues.