LIBERTY COACHING CAREER
Kyle DeArmon is no stranger to Liberty's football program, and the former player now serves as Liberty's wide receivers coach, a position he played toward the end of his playing career with the Flames.
DeArmon joined Liberty's coaching staff in 2013 and served as Liberty's offensive quality control staff member for four seasons (2013-16). He was promoted to wide receivers coach on Dec. 14, 2016.
Since joining the staff in 2013, DeArmon has helped Liberty win three Big South titles (2013-14, 2016) and make its first-ever appearance in the NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2014.
Following a win over No. 1 Coastal Carolina to cap off the regular season in 2014, Liberty upended No. 15 James Madison in the first round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs. Liberty finished the year ranked No. 17 in the country, the program's highest year-end ranking since 2008.
During his first year back with the program in 2013, DeArmon worked with an offensive unit that set a new program standard with 36 rushing touchdowns and ranked No. 16 in the country in scoring offense (37.3 points per game).
DeArmon was given additional responsibility in Spring 2015. During this time frame, he served as interim wide receivers coach and had recruiting responsibilities in the South Florida regions prior to the hiring of former wide receivers coach Ron Brown.
DeArmon's efforts with the offensive staff have helped 24 players earned All-Big South honors, 15 VaSID all-state honorees, and All-America honors for wide receiver Darrin Peterson (2014) and offensive lineman Jonathan Burgess (2015).
DeArmon's wide receivers helped quarterback Stephen Calvert throw for a school record 3,636 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2017. If Liberty was eligible for national rankings, Calvert would have ranked No. 9 in the country in passing yards per game (303.5) and No. 7 in passing touchdowns (Liberty was not eligible due to its FBS transition process).
DeArmon helped Liberty kicked off its two-year FBS transition process in grand style when the Flames posted a 48-45 win at Baylor on Sept. 2, 2017. The stunning victory was ranked as the seventh biggest upset in college football over the last 25 years in an article on ESPN.com (Sept. 6, 2017).
LIBERTY PLAYING CAREER
DeArmon was a five-year member of Liberty's roster, coming to Liberty from Indian Rocks Christian School in Clearwater, Fla., as a quarterback in 2006. He made the transition to wide receiver later in his collegiate career, where he finished with 20 games played, 14 receptions, 239 receiving yards, and three touchdown receptions.
During his playing career, DeArmon helped the Flames claim their first four Big South titles, and he was a part of Liberty's first-ever 10-win season in 2008. As a senior, DeArmon ranked fourth on Liberty's 2010 roster in receptions and receiving yards and third in touchdown receptions.
CAREER BEFORE LIBERTY
During his first two years after graduation, DeArmon was a coach and elementary physical education teacher at Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville, Ala. (2011-12). While at Westminster Christian, DeArmon worked under the tutelage of nine-time AHSAA Coach of the Year Stephen Hooks.
DeArmon served as a special teams coordinator and an assistant football coach at Westminster, working with the wide receivers and linebackers.
DeArmon helped Westminster's punter Jordan Lake earn first-team all-state honors, while wide receiver Jay Madison was an honorable mention All-County selection after breaking the program's single-season receptions and receiving yards records.
DeArmon also was a junior varsity basketball coach and assistant varsity softball coach, helping Westminster win the 2012 area softball championship.
DeArmon graduated from Liberty in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. Additionally, he received his Master of Arts in Executive Leadership – Business in May 2016.
DeArmon at a Glance Coaching Experience: 2017-present – Liberty (WR) 2013-16 (4 years) – Liberty (Off. Quality Control) Recruiting Area: Virginia (Richmond/Petersburg/Chesterfield County), Georgia (East/Central), Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina (Central), North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming Education: B.S., Sport Management (Liberty, '10), M.A., Executive Leadership - Business (Liberty, '16) Hometown: Clearwater, Fla.