Mark Stoops added two new coaches to his football staff, according to the trusty FootballScoop.com.
In its new Monday coaching carousel recap, Football Scoop reported the hiring of Joe Scola and Mark Perry. Scola will serve as a defensive assistant; Perry will assist with the quarterbacks in a quality control role.
Neither coach is new to Kentucky. Scola worked in Lexington for two seasons as Kentucky’s Director of Player Development in 2013 and 2014. Prior to joining Mark Stoops’ staff at UK, he coached under Stoops as a defensive assistant for Stoops’ defense at Florida State.
Mark Perry comes to the Bluegrass for a third time. He played quarterback for the Cats as one of Jared Lorenzen’s backups under Hal Mumme, then stuck around the program after his playing career as a graduate assistant in 2001 and 2002. He also coached high school football around the state from 2004-2017 with coaching stops at Washington County, Central Hardin and Lexington Catholic. He returned to the college ranks last season as a Director of Ops for Neal Brown at Troy.