NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Kevin Carberry has been named assistant coach announced Stephen F. Austin head coach J.C. Harper Monday afternoon. Carberry will work with the Lumberjack defensive ends.
"We are very excited to have Kevin join our staff," said Harper. "He did a great job assisting with the KU defense. During his time there, Kansas was among the FBS leaders in sacks. Over the course of the past four years our defense have finished among the nation's top 20 in sacks and led the nation last year. Kevin is a great fit for our team."
Carberry joins the SFA staff after spending the past three seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Kansas working with the Jayhawk defensive linemen and linebackers. Under Carberry's guidance the Jayhawks finished 26th in the nation in sacks, averaging better than 2.5 sacks per contest.
Carberry helped produce some of the Big 12's top defensive talent during his time in Lawrence. Defensive ends Jake Laptad and Max Onyegbule combined for 23 tackles for losses in 2009, and Laptad was a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12. Three players earned all-conference recognition during Carberry's stint with KU.
Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, Carberry spent three years as an assistant coach in the Illinois high school ranks. Carberry was an assistant at Chicago's St. Rita High School during its run to the 2006 7A state title. He spent the next two seasons at St. Ignatius where he was a special teams coordinator, and in 2008 served as the team's defensive coordinator.
A four-year letterwinner at the University of Ohio, Carberry was the 2004 team captain. Carberry earned all-conference honors during his senior season and was named to the 2004 Villages Gridiron Classic College All-Star game.