Kerry Webb returns for his fifth season in charge of the Dolphin running backs, one of the most talented positions on the field.
He has been the catalyst for helping develop the running game into a major weapon for the JU offense, and he helped the great Rudell Small become the third running back in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season and the first to record three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
Small owns the school record for most career rushing touchdowns and most points scored.
Webb also has helped establish J.J. Laster as now the team’s top rusher and a 2011 preseason All-Pioneer Football League first teamer. Laster led the nation with 8.5 yards per carry last season while gaining 810 yards.
Webb’s work clearly has caught the eye of head coach Kerwin Bell.
“He’s one of the most well-rounded coaches we’ve got,’’ Bell said. “The one thing about his position is they never make mistakes. If you look at the number of mistakes his player make compared to the rest of the country , I don’t know that it would even be close. Not only that, he’s one of the best recruiters we’ve ever had.’’
Prior to JU, Webb spent two seasons at Valdosta State under now-Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher. While at VSU, Webb coached cornerbacks, served as head coach of the junior varsity team and handled scouting the opponent’s offense. He also was committed to success in the classroom, receiving his master’s degree from Valdosta State.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Webb worked as a video coordinator for the football program during his college days -- breaking down the film from both games and practices.
A native of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Webb lives in Jacksonville and is single.
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