Arlington Nunn is in his second stint at SFA, returning to the Piney Woods in January 2005 and entering his eighth season with the 'Jacks and his third working with the SFA secondary. Nunn is entering his first season coaching the running backs, and serving as the special teams coordinator, after spending the previous eight seasons working with the Lumberjack receivers and secondary.
Nunn has made a name for himself in Nacogdoches of transforming his athletes into one of the best groups in the Southland Conference. In three seasons working with the Lumberjack wide outs, he has produced three all-conference selections, including Dominique Edison who would go on to become an All-American, the school's all-time leading receiver and a NFL draft selection.
Nunn was then switched to the defensive side of the ball taking over the Lumberjack secondary. He immediately turned the defensive backs into one of the most improved units in the nation. In 2009, newcomers Andre Banks and Josh Aubrey earned all-conference honors, while Cory Barlow turned in a career year closing out his senior season earning honorable mention All-America honors.
Nunn has produced 12 All-SLC selections in the past eight years, including three first-team selections. Nunn has also coached a former conference newcomer of the year and four All-Americans.
Nunn originally came to Nacogdoches in 1996 where he spent five seasons working with the 'Jacks' linebackers and secondary. He helped tutor two-time All-American and former Pro Bowl linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. He also was a member of the 1999 coaching staff that guided the 'Jacks to a Southland Football League title.
The Clearwater, Fla., native has made stops at Baylor, Navarro Junior College and Sam Houston State before arriving on the SFA campus in 1996. After leaving Nacogdoches, Nunn spent three years as the receivers' coach at Troy State and was the running backs' coach at Mississippi in 2004.
A 1991 graduate of Clemson, Nunn was a standout performer for the Tigers, helping Clemson to four-straight 10-2 records and two ACC titles. An Academic All-ACC pick as a junior, Nunn was a member of the Tigers' top-ranked defensive unit during his final season.
A 19-year college coaching veteran, Nunn holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Clemson and a Master of Science in education from Baylor. Nunn and his wife, Monique, are the parents of two daughters, Alyssa (10) and Aria (4).