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ATTERBERRY ANNOUNCES OFFENSIVE STAFF

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech Head Football Coach Bo Atterberry has announced his offensive staff for the Wonder Boys football program.

Arkansas Tech alumnus Kyle Shipp returns for his second coaching stint as the program's offensive coordinator; Tommy Crayton, a former Atterberry assistant at Southeastern Oklahoma, joins the program as offensive line coach; and Ryan Trevathan, an Arkansas native who led prolific offenses both at Northeast Mississippi Community College and Pearl River Community College, will join the program as wide receivers coach.

Shipp returns after spending the previous five seasons at Arkansas-Monticello, where he served as offensive coordinator. His offenses continually improved during his time there, with last year's team averaging 398.6 yards per game - the second-highest mark in the Great American Conference. Two of his offenses at UAM averaged over 400 yards per game, and in 2017 he coached current Arizona Cardinals wideout Jalen Tolliver, who was named GAC Offensive Player of the Year. During his first three-year stint in Russellville, Shipp worked with an offense that averaged over 30 points and 400 yards per game, featuring former Montreal Alouettes quarterback Tanner Marsh.

A three-year letterwinner at Arkansas Tech, Shipp was a part of the Wonder Boys' 2004 NCAA Division II playoff team. He later coached as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Tech before spending two years at Arkansas State as a graduate assistant. He has both his bachelor's and master's degree from Arkansas Tech.

Crayton spent the 2018 season as a graduate assistant at Texas State, working primarily with the Bobcats' offensive line. He spent the 2017 season coaching running backs at Florida Tech, and in 2016 worked alongside Atterberry as the offensive line coach at Southeastern Oklahoma. Crayton worked with running backs and special teams at MacMurray College prior to that, and began his coaching career as a defensive intern at his alma mater, Midland University.

An Austin, Texas native, Crayton played two years at Independence Community College before moving on to Midland University. He earned his bachelor's degree from Midland and his master's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma.

Trevathan joins the Arkansas Tech program after spending the last two years as the offensive coordinator at Pearl River Community College, and the two seasons before that at Northeast Mississippi. PRCC put up some eye-popping numbers under his guidance, racking up 3,822 total yards - the eighth-highest total in school history - while the team's 2,399 yards on the ground were the most the program had seen since 1994. He has had over 20 players under his tutelage move on to four-year programs. Previously, he spent three years working primarily with the tight ends at Ole Miss, working as a graduate assistant in 2012-13 and a full-time staff member in 2014 as a quality control coach. Under his tutelage, Ole Miss saw tight end Evan Engram become an all-SEC and all-America selection before being picked in the first round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants.

A Jonesboro, Arkansas native, Trevathan received his bachelor's degree from Arkansas State.

Additionally, Grant Bruce and Joshua Qualls will serve as offensive graduate assistants, with Bruce serving as tight ends/H-backs coach and Qualls coaching running backs.

The Arkansas Tech defensive staff will be announced later today.


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