The University of Arkansas announced Sunday that they’ve hired former Razorback assistant Sam Pittman to be the new head coach. Pittman, the 34th head coach in Arkansas football history, returns to the Hill after a four-year stint with the Georgia Bulldogs. Pittman was the Offensive Line Coach and Associate Head Coach with the Bulldogs.
Pittman is familiar with Fayettville and Hog Nation. He was a part of Bret Bielema’s staff at Arkansas in 2013. Pittman left at the end of the 2015 and began his run with Georgia in 2016.
The Razorbacks will be back in action September 5th against Kent State in Fayettville.
The Oklahoma native has coached at seven different Power 5 schools during his 32 years of coaching, including Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.
He is married to his wife, Jamie.