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Daniel Sonny Dykes
Daniel Sonny Dykes

Position:
Wide Receivers Coach


PERSONAL

  • Born: Nov. 9, 1969 in Big Spring, Texas
  • Family: Single

EDUCATION

  • College: Bachelor's, Texas Tech University (1993)
  • Master's, University of Kentucky (1999)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE (POSITION)

  • First Baseman, Texas Tech baseball (1989-90)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1994 Richardson Pearce High School, Assistant
  • 1995-96 Navarro Junior College, Assistant (Running Backs)
  • 1997 University of Kentucky, Graduate Assistant (Passing Game Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers)
  • 1998 Northeast Louisiana University, Assistant (Wide Receivers)
  • 1999 University of Kentucky, Graduate Assistant (Tight Ends, Special Teams)

BOWL EXPERIENCE

  • Coach: 1999 Music City Bowl

Notable: Dykes was a football and baseball standout at Coronado HS. He was a two-year letterman as a first baseman on the Texas Tech baseball team. He is the youngest son of former Texas Tech head coach Spike Dykes and the brother of former Red Raider offensive coordinator Rick Dykes. He coached Louisiana-Monroe receiving record holder and third-round NFL pick Marty Booker. Dykes also coached Navarro Junior College receiver Leroy Fields, who led the nation in receiving and Kentucky All-America tight end James Whalen, who set the NCAA record for most receptions by a tight end with 90 in 1999. He also served as a coach in the 1993 Blue-Gray Classic.

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