|Position:||Offensive Line Coach|
Kyle Jolly begins his first season on the VMI coaching staff and will handle the offensive line position group.
Jolly arrives from Concord University where he spent the past season as offensive line coach.
Jolly served one season at Concord and helped improve the 2018 season offensive team numbers substantially in points, first downs, total offensive yards, and rushing yards. Prior to Concord, Jolly served as a graduate assistant coach on offense at Washington for two seasons (2016, 2017) and Old Dominion for three years where he also coached tight ends.
Before entering the coaching profession, Jolly, a 2009 University of North Carolina graduate, spent time in the NFL as a member of the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers organizations. He was with the Steelers in 2011 when they captured the AFC Championship and appeared in Super Bowl XLV.
As a three-year starter for the Tar Heels, Jolly started 38 consecutive games at left tackle and played against West Virginia University in the 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jolly was voted team captain for the Tar Heels in 2009 and received All-ACC honorable mention.
“I was very impressed with Kyle Jolly throughout the interview process,” said Wachenheim. “Kyle had an outstanding collegiate career at UNC and learned the tricks of the trade in the NFL. He has paid his dues as a graduate assistant coach. Moreover, Kyle has had the opportunity to be on the road recruiting and coach own room. Our offensive line will love the positive energy Coach Jolly brings.”
Kyle’s father, Eric Jolly, is a 1984 graduate of VMI.