When David Cooper left abruptly to go to the University of Georgia, it left a big hole in the recruiting department. However, Coach Scott Satterfield has found Cooper’s replacement and he’s a good one. Eron Hodges will now fill the role Cooper did as recruiting coordinator and he will also be a defensive analyst for the staff.
Hodges comes to UofL after filling the role of Director of Recruiting at Texas Tech. He will work alongside Pete Nochta performing various duties including identifying prospects and maintaining a recruiting database. Hodges will also help with scholarship and roster management.
Before Texas Tech, he served under Louisville native Jeff Brohm at Purdue as Director of Player Personnel. In that position, he got to know the Louisville Metro area well as Purdue has gotten commitments from a number of players here. During Hodges’ time there, he helped haul in a top 25 class according to 247sports. Before his stint at Purdue, he was assistant director of player personnel at Ohio State for 2 years.
Eron Hodges is a great hire that will help the Cardinal Football recruiting department immensely. To read more details about him, check out the press release below:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Football Names Hodges Recruiting Coordinator and Defensive Analyst
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eron Hodges was named recruiting coordinator and defensive analyst at the University of Louisville on Thursday , UofL head coach Scott Satterfield announced.
In his new role, Hodges will assist Pete Nochta in identifying prospective student-athletes, while maintaining the recruiting database from the initial evaluation process to the student-athlete’s arrival on campus. Hodges assists Nochta and Satterfield on roster and scholarship management. He serves an important part of all of Louisville’s official and unofficial visits to campus.
Hodges enters his first year with the Cardinals after serving as the Director of Recruiting for Texas Tech head coach and former UofL assistant Matt Wells.
Before his stint at Texas Tech, Hodges worked three seasons as the Director of Player Personnel for Purdue where he helped compile a pair of top-30 recruiting classes for the Boilermakers.
After one year with the Boilermaker’s, Purdue’s 2019 class was ranked 25th nationally by both 247Sports and ESPN as well as 26th by Rivals, marking its highest-rated class in over a decade. Purdue was able to follow with another strong signing class a year later, finishing at No. 30 in the Rivals team rankings and No. 32 by 247Sports.
Hodges joined the Purdue staff after previously serving as an assistant director of player personnel for two seasons at Ohio State. It was one of two stints on the Ohio State staff for Hodges, who originally joined the Buckeyes as a recruiting analyst in 2015 after previously serving as a strength and conditioning coach during the 2013 offseason.
Prior to that, Hodges spent the 2013-14 seasons as a graduate assistant at Kent State where he worked with the linebackers. He began his career in collegiate athletics as an Olympic sports strength and conditioning coach at Notre Dame in 2011 and subsequently was linebackers coach at Valparaiso (2012).
Hodges competed in football and track and field at the College of DuPage where he was a member of the NJCAA national champion 4×100-meter relay team.
Serving four years in the U.S. Navy coming out of high school, Hodges earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Illinois State in 2012 and a master’s degree in sports management from Kent State in 2015. He has a daughter, Eryn.