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Southeast Missouri names Bradford defensive coordinator
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A week after naming a new offensive coordinator, Southeast Missouri State coach Tim Billings on Tuesday named Damon Bradford to lead the defense.
Bradford coached linebackers at Tennessee Tech the past four seasons. He replaces Shannon Morrison, who resigned to take a job at Lehigh.
Offensive coordinator Russ Martin also resigned after this past season, when the Indians, an NCAA Division I-AA team, were 5-7 overall, 5-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Rob Likens, who coached wide receivers at Temple for the previous six seasons, was hired Feb. 23 to replace Martin.
Billings noted that Tennessee Tech's defense is traditionally among the best in the OVC and Bradford "has a defensive philosophy that matches ours at Southeast. I think the fact that he has been in the league for the last five years will be a real advantage."
Bradford was an all-American at Lambuth and coached there for seven years, including three as defensive coordinator. All three years, Lambuth reached the national playoffs in NAIA Division I.
Southeast begins spring drills March 27. The annual spring game is April 24.