Alabama's senior special assistant to the head coach Drew Svoboda is leaving the Capstone, according to ESPN's college football senior writer Pete Thamel.

Svoboda is headed to Denton, Texas, to become the associate head coach and special teams coordinator for the University of North Texas' football program.

"Svoboda will stay with Alabama through the Sugar Bowl. He has served as special teams coordinator and TE coach during his time there. Was a senior special assistant this season," tweeted Thamel.

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This is the second coaching change since the end of the regular season for the Crimson Tide. The team also lost its associate defensive coordinator Charles Kelly, who is headed to Colorado to be the defensive coordinator.

Svoboda has been with the Crimson Tide since March of 2021 and has served in multiple positions throughout his time in Tuscaloosa, including tight ends coach, special teams coordinator, and special assistant to the head coach.

According to, the Stephen F. Austin alumnus has spent a majority of his career in Texas, working as the head coach of a local high school in Spring, Texas, and serving as the running backs coach for Rice University.

"Svoboda made the jump to collegiate coaching in 2018 after guiding Klein Collins High School to five district championships, eight playoff appearances and a 93-24 record in 10 seasons as head coach of the Tigers. His .795 winning percentage ranked sixth among active Texas 6A head coaches at the end of the 2017 season," wrote

Svoboda will join a program that went 7-7 overall this season, 6-2 in conference play, and made an appearance in the Frisco Bowl, where the team lost to Boise State 35-32.

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