Former University of Tennessee standout Carey Bailey is in his second season as defensive line coach at Lamar University.
The former head coach at Howard University (2007-10) brings nearly two decades of coaching experience on the college level to his new position at Lamar.
Bailey has coached 14 players who went on to play professional football, and has coached 19 all-conference players and four All-Americans.
Prior to taking the top spot at Howard, Bailey spent two seasons as the defensive line coach at Minnesota. The Gophers played in a pair of bowl games while Bailey was on staff. Bailey also served as defensive line coach at Oklahoma State (2004) and Middle Tennessee State (2003), helping the Cowboys to the 2004 Alamo Bowl.
Bailey spent five seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette (1998-2002) coaching the defensive line, special teams and linebackers. During Bailey's tenure, the Ragin' Cajuns ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference in total defense, twice led the league in punt returns and also led the conference in fumbles recovered and sacks.
His first full-time coaching job came at Virginia Military Institute where he was defensive line coach from 1995-98. Bailey also worked at West Virginia University as a graduate assistant.
While a player at Tennessee, Bailey helped the Volunteers to a pair of Southeastern Conference championships and four straight bowl appearances. As a junior, Bailey led Tennessee in sacks and tackles for loss. He earned his diploma from Tennessee in 1992.
Bailey and his wife Angela have two daughters, Evann Leigh and Leah Nicole.