August 1, 2012

Meet the Coaches: Running Backs Coach Tyson Helton

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Written by: Tyler Cantrell
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Tyler Cantrell sits down with the only returning member of the UAB Football coaching staff, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Tyson Helton.  They talk about his love of coaching, what it means for UAB head coach Garrick McGee to retain him on staff, and what coaching the running backs entails.


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About the Author

Tyler Cantrell
Tyler is an executive producer and reporter for He is highly involved in the creation and production of the site's various shows. He is also the primary football reporter for and has been featured on various other media outlets (including print and radio) for his expertise. He graduated from the UAB School of Education in 2009 and is currently working on his masters degree at UAB.

  • Pence4uab

    Excellent interview. It was good to learn some things about Coach Helton.

  • Blazer2theBone

    His roots are interesting. Coach Helton played at Houston. He coaches with June Jones in Hawaii. June Jones ends up at SMU. Small world. Coach Helton has been through the fire a little bit, and I think that will benefit this staff. I’ve watched all these interviews. What a great group of coaches. Can’t wait for the season.