Ansley spent the 2012 season in the same position at Tennessee, which he took after agreeing to take a job at UCF. Prior to that, he was a defensive grad assistant at Alabama for two years.
He began his coaching career at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., spending five years at the Div. III program before moving on to the Tide.
“I’m excited to have Derrick join our staff,” Stoops said. “He is an outstanding young coach and I am extremely impressed with his football knowledge. I wanted another coach on the defensive staff who would bring a diversity of knowledge and experience in addition to the system we used at Florida State. Although Derrick is a young coach, he fits that with three years’ experience in the SEC at Alabama and at Tennessee.”
Mainord comes to the Wildcats after spending the past three seasons at Texas Tech. That marked his first job at the FBS level.
“Tommy brings a wealth of experience and success to our program,” Stoops said. “Coming from a coaching family, he is well-rounded with a great depth of football knowledge. Tommy is a true professional who is also known for his relentless work ethic. His familiarity with our offensive system will help the players’ transition to the new offense.”