Farrington expected to become VMI's defensive coordinator

VMI is expected to name Jeff Farrington as the new defensive coordinator of its football program later this month.

Farrington became Mercer University's defensive coordinator last July as it builds a program that will debut in 2013. He followed head coach Bobby Lamb to Mercer from Furman University, where he was the defensive coordinator for nine seasons from 2002-10.

During that period, Furman made the NCAA I-AA (now FCS) playoffs four times, including an appearance in the 2005 national semifinals.

A graduate of The Citadel, Farrington also was a defensive coordinator at East Tennessee State (1997-2001), West Georgia (1992-96), Presbyterian (1991) and Lenoir-Rhyne (1987-90).

VMI finished 2-9 overall and 2-4 in the Big South Conference under fourth-year head coach Sparky Woods last season.