GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The Greenville College athletic department has announced the hiring of Lamar Bell as associate head football coach. He is returning to Greenville College after spending the previous three seasons at Bluefield College in Virginia. His positional coaching assignment will include oversight of the offensive skill positions.
Bell, a graduate of High Point University in North Carolina, was previously on Greenville's football staff for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
During his tenure at Bluefield, Bell served as the defensive coordinator and had the opportunity to coach multiple positions. He coached cornerbacks, linebackers, and safeties. Their defense significantly improved. Their points per game allowed in Mid-South Conference East Division games decreased from 55 points in 2014 to 18.8 in 2016.
Off the field, he was heavily involved in recruiting and scholarship decisions. He also served as academic coordinator, highlight video coordinator, and athletic representative on the college's hiring committee.
At Greenville College, he coached defensive backs both seasons. He was promoted from a defensive graduate assistant to assistant head coach after 15 months. He was also part of a coaching staff at Greenville whose teams set a school record with 17 straight wins and the most wins in a single season with nine.