Former TCU, Kentucky assistant to lead Tulsa offense

Wednesday, January 23rd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ A former assistant at Texas Christian and Kentucky will be offensive coordinator for Tulsa next season, head coach Keith Burns announced.

Dan Lounsbury, recently quarterbacks coach at TCU, will lead Tulsa's offense.

Lounsbury, 49, also served a stint as quarterbacks coach at Kentucky and was an offensive assistant under Fred Akers at Texas and Purdue in the 1980s. He was head coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant from 1983 to 1985 and was an assistant in the World Football League.

Burn said Tuesday he tried to hire Lounsbury two season ago when Burns came to Tulsa from Arkansas, where he was defensive coordinator.

``We're thrilled to have him coming to Tulsa,'' Burns said. ``He is one of the first coaches I wanted to hire, but the timing did not work out as well as it did this time.''

Tulsa struggled to 1-10 last year and finished last in the Western Athletic Conference with a weak defense and changes at quarterback.