Published on December 11, 2014 by Joey Mullins  
Chris Hatcher

Samford University has named Chris Hatcher as its new head football coach. Hatcher was introduced at a news conference Dec. 12. Hatcher, who had been head coach at Murray (Ky.) State University, replaces Pat Sullivan, who stepped down recently after eight seasons as the Bulldogs' head coach.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.