Kentucky coach Mark Stoops will have to look elsewhere to fill a lingering vacancy on his staff.
Charlotte assistant head coach Dean Hood has declined an offer from Stoops to join the Kentucky staff, according to Lexington WKYT-TV’s Steve Moss. Former outside linebackers and special teams coach Andy Buh left the program in April to become Maryland’s defensive coordinator, and Stoops still has not found a replacement.
Prior to joining Charlotte, Hood was the head coach at Eastern Kentucky for eight seasons. Hood compiled a 55-38 record and would have likely been a helpful recruiting asset due to his familiarity with the area.