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Dean Scott Hood (born November 15, 1963) is the former head football coach at Eastern Kentucky University. Hood was hired in January 2008, to replace former head coach Danny Hope after he left for Purdue University following the 2007 season. The 2008 season ended successfully for Hood as he led the Colonels to the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference football title.[1]

Dean Hood
Current position
TitleSpecial Teams Coordinator, Outside Linebackers Coach
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Biographical details
Born (1963-11-15) November 15, 1963 (age 55)
Ashtabula, Ohio
Playing career
1983–1985Ohio Wesleyan
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1987Fairmont State (DB)
1989Colgate (DB)
1990–1993Glenville State (DC)
1994–1998Eastern Kentucky (DC/ST)
1999–2000Ohio (DB)
2001–2007Wake Forest (DC)
2008–2015Eastern Kentucky
2016–2017Charlotte (AHC/TE)
2017-presentKentucky (ST/OLB)
Head coaching record
Tournaments0–3 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2x OVC (2008, 2011)
OVC Coach of the Year (2008)
AFCA Region Coach of the Year (2011)

Coaching careerEdit

Hood was the defensive coordinator at Wake Forest University from 2001 to 2007, winning the ACC Championship in 2006 by beating Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game. In that 2006 season, Hood's defense was ranked second in the conference in scoring defense (14.7/game) and led the league in interceptions with 22.[2] Wake Forest went on to accept their first, and only, BCS Bowl bid to play Louisville in the Orange Bowl.

He also had five-year stint at Eastern Kentucky from 1994 to 1998 season as an assistant coach under Roy Kidd.[3]

Head coach Eastern KentuckyEdit

Coach Hood took over as head coach for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in 2008, winning the Ohio Valley Conference and making an appearance in the FCS playoffs in his first season. For his efforts in his inaugural season, Coach Hood was named Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2008. Three seasons later in 2011, Hood's Colonels again won the Ohio Valley Conference and made Hood's second appearance in the FCS playoffs.

Since taking over the helm in 2008, Eastern Kentucky has won more conference games than any other team in the Ohio Valley Conference. Hood was relieved of his coaching duties at Eastern on November 23, 2015.


Hood was announced as assistant head coach and tight ends coach for the Charlotte 49ers under head coach Brad Lambert on December 18, 2015. Lambert had worked with Hood at Wake Forest and had been his replacement as defensive coordinator for the Demon Deacons.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN/STATS#
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (Ohio Valley Conference) (2008–2015)
2008 Eastern Kentucky 8–4 7–1 1st L NCAA Division I First Round 19
2009 Eastern Kentucky 5–6 5–3 T–2nd
2010 Eastern Kentucky 6–5 5–2 T–2nd
2011 Eastern Kentucky 7–5 6–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I First Round
2012 Eastern Kentucky 8–3 6–2 T–2nd 19
2013 Eastern Kentucky 6–6 4–4 T–5th
2014 Eastern Kentucky 9–4 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I First Round 18
2015 Eastern Kentucky 6–5 5–3 4th
Eastern Kentucky: 55–38 44–19
Total: 55–38
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ OVC Championships for 2008-09 (2009)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Dean Hood bio, EKU Football (2009)
  4. ^ "Lambert Hires Hood As Assistant Head Coach". University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Athletics. December 18, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016.

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