FAMU football has hired Chris Klenakis, a former Louisville assistant, to its staff to coach the offensive line and serve as run game coordinator.
Klenakis has had previous coaching stints at Arkansas, Iowa State, Nevada, Southern Miss, and Central Missouri.
Klenakis replaces Alex Jackson, who left for FAMU for an offensive analyst and assistant offensive line at the University of Tennessee.
Klenakis was Louisville’s co-offensive coordinator in 2016 when Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy.
FAMU intends to play a spring football schedule, due to the Mid- Eastern Athletic Conference postponing football until the spring.
“We are very excited about offensive line coach, who will arrive later on this week, who has a ton of experience at the highest-level coaching Power Five football at Arkansas and Louisville,” said head football Willie Simmons. “We feel like he’s going to be a guy that can take our running game to the next level.”