Edenfield to return as offensive coordinator

Published 5:40 pm Monday, January 2, 2012

Troy offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield confirmed Monday that he has removed his name from consideration for the head coaching vacancy at North Alabama and will return as a member of the Trojan coaching staff.

“It came down to the fact that I want to be at Troy,” Edenfield said. “There are a bunch of good people up there but my family is happy here and I’m happy here.”

It had been reported that Edenfield was a candidate for the position left vacant by Terry Bowden. Bowden accepted the same position at Akron in early December.

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In 2009, Bowden replaced current Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth at UNA.

Bowden was 29-10 in three seasons with the Lions.

Edenfield said last week he had spoken with North Alabama officials about the position but no official interview had taken place.

Edenfield has served as offensive coordinator at Troy since 2008. Under Edenfield, the Trojans offense put up impressive numbers including an average of 453 yards per game in 2010. Troy also played in three bowls since his arrival. The Trojans lost to Southern Miss in the New Orleans Bowl in 2008, lost to Central Michigan in the GMAC Bowl in the 2009 season and defeated Ohio in the 2010 New Orleans Bowl.

Edenfield served as offensive coordinator for the Lions from 2002-06. In that time, UNA broke numerous school offensive records and ranked at the top of Division II offensive statistical categories annually. North Alabama compiled a 54-19 in Edenfield’s time with the Lions.