Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Guiton's Arkansas contract for 2 years
In this undated 2020 photo, Colorado State receivers coach Kenny Guiton is shown during a spring practice in Fort Collins, Colo.
FAYETTEVILLE Kenny Guiton has agreed a two-year contract as the receivers coach at the University of Arkansas.
Guiton, 29, will be the youngest full-time assistant coach on the Razorbacks’ staff. He will be paid $300,000 annually, according to a UA official.
"Excited doesn’t describe this feeling, can’t wait to get to work!" Guiton tweeted Tuesday.
Guiton comes to Arkansas from Colorado State, where he coached for one season. Guiton began his coaching career at Houston as a graduate assistant in 2015 and was promoted to the Cougars’ receivers coach in 2017.
In 2018, Guiton coached alongside Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, who held the same role on Houston’s staff. Guiton coached at Louisiana Tech in 2019.
"Great addition to our family! Excited to have Kenny with us," Arkansas coach Sam Pittman tweeted Tuesday.
Guiton played quarterback at Ohio State from 2009-13 and appeared in 22 games. He started twice and played in eight games as a senior.
At Arkansas, Guiton will replace Justin Stepp, who was the Razorbacks’ receivers coach for the past three seasons. Stepp was hired earlier this week at South Carolina and was given a $60,000 pay raise to $460,000 per year.
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