Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Razorbacks promote Hano to full-time assistant
UCLA's Felicia Hano during an NCAA gymnastics meet on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
University of Arkansas Coach Jordyn Wieber has promoted Felicia Hano to full-time assistant coach, the school announced Friday.
Hano, a former All-American gymnast at UCLA, had been serving as a volunteer assistant coach since the fall of 2020. She replaces Catelyn Orel, who has taken over the head coaching role at Lindenwood University.
Hano, a native of San Gabriel, Calif., will assist with the vault and floor performers and collaborate with the UA’s social media and creative content departments.
“I’m so excited to continue as part of the Razorback family,” Hano said in a statement. “I’m grateful to have been a part of last year’s record-breaking season, and I look forward to contributing more as an assistant coach.”
The Razorbacks broke the school scoring record twice last season, the last a 197.425 that came in a road victory at No. 12 Auburn.
“Felicia is more than prepared to step into this assistant position,” Wieber said in a statement. “From the first day she stepped on campus, she has embraced what it means to be a part of the Razorback family.”
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