Former Trojan Derrick Ansley to host youth camp in Tallassee

Published 10:08 am Monday, June 17, 2024

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Former Troy Trojan Derrick Ansley – now an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers – will be hosting a youth football camp in Tallassee on June 29.

Ansley is a native of Tallassee, where he was an All-State athlete before signing with Troy. Ansley finished his Troy career tied for the second-most interceptions in school history. In 2003, Ansley intercepted nine passes, which ranked third in the entire country. He earned All-Sun Belt honors as a senior, Troy’s first as a part of the Sun Belt.

Ansley was an All-Sun Belt defensive back at Troy.

Following his stellar college career, Ansley jumped into the coaching profession as a defensive backs coach at Huntingdon College in Montgomery from 2005 until 2009. Ansley went on to become one of the most decorated assistant coaches in college football for a number of years. He served as defensive backs coach at Tennessee and Kentucky before becoming Nick Saban’s defensive backs coach at Alabama in 2016 and 2017, helping the Crimson Tide to a National Championship in 2017.

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Ansley made the jump to the NFL as defensive backs coach with the Oakland Raiders in 2018 before becoming defensive coordinator back in college with Tennessee in 2019. He returned to the NFL as defensive backs coach with the Los Angeles Chargers from 2021 until 2022 and served as defensive coordinator for the Chargers in 2023. Earlier this year, Ansley was hired by the Green Bay Packers to serve as their Defensive Passing Game Coordinator. During his college coaching career, Ansley coached nearly two dozen NFL Draft Picks, including six first rounders.

Ansley will be hosting his second annual Driven Athletes Free Youth Football Camp in Tallassee, which is free for all youth athletes in the state, on June 29 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Tallassee High School’s football stadium. The camp is open to all youth players aged five to 14. There will be a free lunch, T-Shirts and prize giveaways at the camp, as well. To reserve as spot, register at