Football Development / Board Member
Coach Arnett was the first board member of Answers Analytics. A firm believer in the software's everyday use, Arnett and his staff use Answers during the weekly game plan process.
A rising star in college football's coaching ranks who was hired as defensive coordinator at Mississippi State in January 2020 and enters his third season on Mike Leach’s staff. Worked with linebackers during his first two seasons in Starkville before transitioning to leading the safeties unit in 2022. Runs a signature 3-3-5 scheme and has a reputation for aggressive play, heavy blitzing, and a commitment to physicality.
Arnett’s attacking-style defense has made an instant impact in Starkville as the Bulldogs have ranked in the top five of the SEC in each of his first two seasons in total defense, rushing defense, yards per rush, first downs allowed per game, and takeaways. In fact, State led the SEC in fewest first downs allowed in 2021 (219), and the Bulldogs were one of the best in the league at getting off the field as they allowed the second-fewest total plays on the year (807).