After helping Incarnate Word reach the NCAA FCS Playoffs during their second year of postseason eligibility, Rickey Hunley will be looking to help Liberty advance to its first-ever bowl game as Liberty's new cornerbacks coach.
During his one season at Incarnate Word, Hunley served as safeties coach and recruiting coordinator in 2018. After completing their transition process from Division II to the FCS level of Division I football, Hunley helped the Cardinals post a 6-2 record in conference play in 2018, capturing the Southland Conference title and earning a berth into the playoffs. Incarnate Word led the Southland Conference in turnovers gained (30 and No. 4 nationally.
Prior to his year at Incarnate Word, Hunley served as linebacker coach and special coordinator at West Georgia (2015-17). Working alongside fellow coaching staff newcomers John Aldrdige, Sam Gregg and Scott Symons, Hunley helped West Georgia to back-to-back 12-win seasons, two NCAA Division II Super Region 2 titles and a Gulf South Conference crown.
Hunley also spent two seasons at Southwest Baptist (2013-14), as well as time at Lindenwood (2012) and his alma mater Drake (2007). He broke into the coaching professional level at the high school level in Missouri (2010-11) and Iowa (2004-06) and served as an athletic academic coordinator at Iowa State from 2008.
Hunley at a Glance Coaching Experience: 2019-present – Liberty (CB) 2018 – Incarnate Word (S/Rec. Coord.) 2015-17 – West Georgia (LB/ST Coord.) 2013-14 – Southwest Baptist (DB, ST Coord., Rec. Coord.) 2012 – Lindenwood (Safeties) 2010-11 – Grandview High School (Missouri) 2008 – Iowa State (Athletic Academic Coordinator) 2007 – Drake (Safeties) 2004-06 – Theodore Roosevelt HS (Iowa) Education: Bachelor's degree in social sciences (Drake, '05) Wife: Nakisha Children: Taylor, Raegan and Kamyrn Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.