CLCC adds former USM coach to football staff

Published 5:00 pm Monday, January 17, 2022

Head coach Glenn Davis recently announced the addition of David Duggan to the Copiah-Lincoln Community College football staff.

Duggan will fill the role of defensive coordinator, replacing William Jones who held the position for four seasons before being hired as d-coordinator at Holmes CC in Nov.

Twice Duggan has served as defensive coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi during his long coaching career. From 2013-2016, Duggan led the defense for head coach Todd Monken during his time as head coach at USM.

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Monken’s staff capped off a total rebuild of the program with a 9-5 season in 2015 and an appearance in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against the University of Washington.

It was Larry Fedora who initially brought Duggan to Hattiesburg in 2008. The pair worked together for all three of Fedora’s seasons at Southern Miss.

When Fedora left Hattiesburg for a job at the University of North Carolina, he brought Duggan with him as special teams coordinator and outside linebacker’s coach.

Most recently, Duggan was serving as director of recruiting at Troy University

“We had a lot of great candidates for the position,” said Davis in a release from the school. “When David called about the job, it was an easy decision for me because he had recruited many of our guys while he was at the senior college level.”

Troy University and the University of Western Michigan are two more schools where Duggan has served as defensive coordinator during his career.

A native of Massachusetts, Duggan played collegiately at the University of New Hampshire. His coaching career began in the Northeast United States at Allegheny College (Pennsylvania), New Hampshire, Holy Cross (Massachusetts), Colgate (New York) and Brown (Rhode Island).

In 2001, Duggan went overseas to coach in NFL Europe. There he was defensive coordinator for the Berlin Thunder (2001-2003) and Cologne Centurions (2004-2005).

That led to Duggan becoming head coach of the Centurions as he went 10-9 over two seasons with the team. Duggan was also named acting head coach while at Arkansas State when head coach Blake Anderson stepped away from football to care for his wife Wendy Anderson, who passed away from cancer in 2019.


The Red Wolves lost to SMU and beat UNLV with Duggan serving as acting head coach.