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Spring Football Update with Josh Aldridge

March 7, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Following a recent Liberty spring football practice, Flames defensive line coach Josh Aldridge visited with LFSN reporter Nick Pierce to discuss the Flames' spring workouts.

Aldridge was one of 10 new assistant coaches added to the Flames' staff following the hiring of Hugh Freeze as Liberty's new head football coach on Dec. 7, 2018.

Aldridge, a William V. Campbell Trophy Award Semifinalist during his playing days at Harding, joins head coach Hugh Freeze's coaching staff as the defensive line coach.

Aldridge came to Liberty after serving as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Lenoir-Rhyne during the 2018 season. The Bears posted a 12-2 record and ranked No. 1 in the country in turnovers caused and No. 9 in scoring defense, while advancing to the NCAA Division II Super Region 2 finals.

Prior to leading Lenoir-Rhyne's defense, Aldridge served as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at West Georgia (2014-17). Working alongside fellow coaching staff newcomers Sam Gregg, Rickey Hunley and Scott Symons, Aldridge helped West Georgia to back-to-back 12-win seasons, two NCAA Division II Super Region 2 titles and a Gulf South Conference crown.

Harding graduated from Harding in 2012 with a degree in social sciences, where he was a four-year letterwinner and a two-time All-Great American Conference honoree. He started his coaching career at Ouachita Baptist and Lindenwood in 2013.