Skyhawk Football | Ben Luther - Tight Ends
Ben Luther joined the Skyhawk coaching staff in 2014, working primarily with the tight ends.
Last season, Luther oversaw a productive tight end group that combined for five of the team's 20 touchdown receptions as well as help block for a UT Martin offensive unit that produced 427.0 yards of total offense and 29.7 points per outing.
Luther coached Corey Jordan in 2014, as he wrapped up his Skyhawk career and earned an opportunity with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars in May of 2015.
Luther came to UT Martin from Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss. He worked as an offensive line coach while also guiding the tight ends and H-backs and coordinating the team's strength and conditioning program under head coach William Jones. Luther also helped coach the offensive line at PRCC, even serving as offensive line coach for the South team in the MACJC All-Star Game.
Before joining the PRCC staff, Luther was a defensive graduate assistant at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss., overseeing the defensive line and serving as assistant strength coach.
Luther also honed his craft working as a strength coach intern at the University of Alabama in 2012. While in Tuscaloosa, he worked with the national championship football team and worked under Scott Cochran, the two-time Samson Strength Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2011. He worked with notable Crimson Tide players Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker - all of whom played in the NFL.
While finishing up his bachelor's degree, Luther also spent the 2011 season working at Ole Miss as a student assistant in the strength and conditioning program. He assisted the strength coaches in implementing the fundamentals and methodologies of Olympic-style lifting with baseball, track and field, women's soccer, volleyball and cheerleading.
Luther's other coaching stops include Holly Spring High School (2011), Oxford High School (2010-11) and Poplarville High School (2009).
As a player, Luther played at Pearl River Community College for two seasons (2008-09) before earning his associate arts degree in 2010. That followed a steallar high school playing career at Picayune Memorial High School.
A Picayune, Miss. native, Luther graduated from Ole Miss with a bachelors degree in kinesiology and exercise science in 2012. He is currently working on his Master's degree.