Jimmy Lindsey enters his second season as the defensive line coach at his alma mater. This is his second stint as an assistant at UTC, having coached the linebackers in 2002.
In 2010, the Mocs allowed just 163 rushing yards per game, ranking No. 3 in the Southern Conference. Defensive end Chris Donald totaled 7.5 sacks, No. 4 in the SoCon and tied for 24th in the nation. Donald went on to earn Second Team All-SoCon honors.
Lindsey returned to Chattanooga after spending the previous year at UT Martin. He was the defensive line coach at Miami (Ohio) in 2007-08. Under Lindsey, the Redhawks dominated the MAC, leading the league in rushing defense, total defense, scoring defense and sacks in 2007. He also served as the co-special teams coordinator in charge of kickoff return and the punt return unit.
Before Miami, Lindsey spent four years at Gardner-Webb, coaching the defensive line and linebackers while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. Under Lindsey's tutelage, Harold Wells was named I-AA National Defensive Lineman of the Year by the Football Gazette. He also coached defensive end Brian Johnston who was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008.
Lindsey went to Gardner-Webb from Chattanooga where he coached UTC linebacker Josh Cain to second team All-American honors in 2002. Lindsey played at Chattanooga and was one of four team captains as a senior in 1999. He was a three-time member of the Dean's List and was the 1999 recipient of the Marco Sheppard Mr. Hustle Award.
Lindsey has served three NFL Minority Coaching Internships, one in 2010 with the Denver Broncos, one in 2008 with the Detroit Lions and one in 2006 with the Cleveland Browns. He graduated from Chattanooga in 2001 with a degree in sports administration. He has a daughter, Kiara, who is 12 years old.