Southern Virginia University football coach Mike Smith has hired Kyle Brady as an assistant. Brady played linebacker at the University of Utah from 2004 to 2007 where he helped the Utes claim four-consecutive bowl victories.

"I'm excited to be here and to learn from the coaching staff," Brady said. "I'm ready to work with the players and for the season to start. I hope to combine what I learned at Utah with what I'll learn here and make a difference."

Brady, who will coach running backs for the Knights, lettered four years at Utah and had his best season as a junior in 2006 when he registered 46 tackles and had three forced fumbles and four pass breakups. He also had 5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards. He is a native of Tooele, and played at Tooele High School for Tyler Anderson, Southern Virginia's current receivers and special teams coach.