Report: Ryan Aplin joining Georgia Southern coaching staff

Arkansas State great Ryan Aplin served as Red Wolves RBs coach in 2021.
Arkansas State great Ryan Aplin served as Red Wolves RBs coach in 2021.(Source: KAIT)
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 10:24 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 2:38 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Red Wolf great has another coaching opportunity in the Sun Belt.

KNEA’s Brad Bobo & Football Scoop were first to report that Ryan Aplin is leaving Arkansas State to head to Georgia Southern. His role with the Eagles is to be determined. WGCL reports that Aplin will serve as tight ends coach.

Aplin served as the A-State running backs coach in 2021. The Florida native has playcalling experience in FBS & FCS. Aplin spent 2020 as the Western Kentucky co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach. Before that, he was North Alabama offensive coordinator in 2018 and 2019. The record-setting QB also had coaching stops at Chattanooga, Auburn, and Ole Miss. Aplin played & coached for Gus Malzahn & Hugh Freeze.

He would be the 2nd coach from the 2021 staff to leave Jonesboro. Dalton Hilliard was hired as UConn defensive backs coach on November 30th.

Aplin still holds the Arkansas State records for career total offense (12,514 yards), completions (906) and passing yards (10,758). He’s 2nd in program history with 67 touchdown passes.

Clay Helton was hired as Georgia Southern head coach last month.

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