Jonathan Abel is entering his first year as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff and will serve as the wide receivers coach.
Abel is very familiar with the Mid-South Conference as he was a four-year member of the Lambuth (Tenn.) University football team from 2005-08 where he played wide receiver. A three-time MSC Academic All-Conference Team member, Abel was named as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete in 2008. He graduated from Lambuth in 2009 with a bachelors in psychology.
After leaving Lambuth, Abel obtained a masters in forensics psychology from Marymount (Va.) University.
A native of Collierville, Tenn., Abel served as a coach for the Collierville High football team in 2011.