Utes Hire Bumphis as New WR Coach

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham has actually called Chad Bumphis to coach the pass receivers, it was revealed Monday. Bumphis, 31, was a Utah graduate assistant coach in 2018, working with the pass receivers.

“Chad Bumphis is an outstanding addition to our training personnel,” Whittingham said. “We’re extremely familiar with Chad from his year with us in 2018, and we’re elated to be able to bring him back to Utah. A really effective pass receiver in his own right, he has a remarkable capability to teach and to inspire his gamers and we eagerly anticipate having him join our personnel.”

Following his one year at Utah, Bumphis was hired in 2019 to be the wide receivers coach at Austin Peay. He recently accepted a position as wide receivers coach at Central Michigan in Feb. 2021 before the opportunity emerged to return to Utah.

“Nataly and I are extremely fired up and incredibly blessed to be back here at the University of Utah,” Bumphis said. “After investing 2018 here as a graduate assistant, it didn’t take me long to understand I ultimately wished to be back here as the pass receivers coach. It simply seems like house. I can’t start to discuss the enjoyment we have actually been feeling over the last number of days. This program and the method these men attack every day is precisely what you’re trying to find when you’re signing up with a brand-new program. We wish to thank coach Whittingham for such a terrific chance, and likewise for thinking in me enough to enable me to coach and coach the boys because receiver space. I’m beyond grateful and fired up to get rolling.”

At Austin Peay in 2019, Bumphis became part of a training personnel that assisted the Governors to a record of 11-4 and approximately 34.5 points per video game. His pass receivers played a crucial function in the group ranking 20th nationally in passing backyards (3,208 passing backyards). Under Bumphis’s assistance, DeAngelo Wilson led the FCS in getting backyards (1,564) and made second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.

In his only season at Utah, Bumphis assisted the 2018 Utes win the Pac-12 South divisional title and contend in the Vacation Bowl. Present Utah pass receivers Britain Covey, Jaylen Dixon, Solomon Enis and Dylan Slavens were on the 2018 team and were mentored by Bumphis.

Prior to his year at Utah, Bumphis functioned as an offending graduate assistant at Buffalo in 2017 following his very first training position as the pass receivers coach at Iowa Wesleyan in 2016.

A 2013 graduate of Mississippi State with a bachelor’s degree in interaction, Bumphis was Mississippi State’s leading receiver 3 of his 4 seasons from 2009-12. He holds the school record for getting goals (24), ranks 2nd in profession getting backyards (2,270) and 3rd in receptions (159). Bumphis was called to the Freshman All-Southeastern Conference group by the league’s coaches in 2009 and was a second-team All-SEC receiver by the AP as a senior in 2012.

Bumphis signed as an undrafted totally free representative with the Miami Dolphins in 2013 and hung around with the practice teams of the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars prior to completing his expert profession with the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos in 2015. He hails Tupelo, Miss.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.