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Jan. 25, 2001

Tulsa, Okla. - University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Keith Burns announced today the appointment of Southwest Mississippi Community College Head Coach Kenny Edenfield as an assistant football coach.

Edenfield joins the Golden Hurricane coaching staff as tight ends coach. He comes to Tulsa after spending the past four seasons at Southwest Mississippi Community College.

He spent the past two seasons as the head coach. His team's compiled a two-year mark of 16-6. In 1999, Edenfield guided the Bears to a 7-3 record. This past year Southwest Mississippi registered a 9-3 overall record and reached the playoffs for the first time since 1958.

Before that, Edenfield was the head coach at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida for two years. He led his first team to a 7-3 record, the first winning season in six seasons at the school. In 1996, Edenfield guided his squad to a 9-3 record and state quarterfinals appearance. He was named the Central Florida Coach of the Year as his team won the school's first-ever district and conference championships.

He spent twoseasons at Nicholls State University (1993-94) as quarterbacks and receivers coach, and was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 1994 campaign. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Apopka (Fla.) High School and Jackson (La.) High School.

"Kenny is an excellent addition to our football program. He brings great knowledge of coaching football. The fact that he took a team at Southwest Mississippi that wasn't very good, and turned it into a playoff football team is a credit to his ability as a coach. He did the same thing at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando," said Burns. "Kenny was ready for this opportunity on the Division I-A level and we're excited to be the one's to give him the chance."

Edenfield, 35, is a graduate of Troy State University, and was a member of the 1987 NCAA Division II national champions and Division II semifinalist team in 1986. He received his bachelor's degree in math education.