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Defensive Line Coach
Office: P.E. Complex
Office Phone: 803.321.5654
B.A., Tusculum, 2008
Jarvis Littlejohn came to Newberry College to coach the defensive line in the spring of 2016 after recently completing his third season on the Tusculum coaching staff in 2015.
Littlejohn, who starred on the Tusculum gridiron from 2005-08, served as the Pioneers' running back coach in 2013 and has was responsible for the outside linebackers in 2014 and 2015.
The 2008 Tusculum graduate returned to the Greeneville campus after serving the four years on the coaching staff at Gaffney (S.C.) High School. While at Gaffney, he helped the Indians to a 45-12 record while capturing the 2012 state championship and a pair of region titles (2011 & 2012).
He served as Gaffney's freshmen basketball coach for four years, leading the program to 15 wins per season, including a perfect 20-0 record in 2009.
Prior to Gaffney, he served as a graduate assistant football coach at Delta State under head coach Ron Roberts. While at the Cleveland, Miss. school, he assisted with the linebackers along with other duties with the program.
During his playing career at Tusculum, he earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors twice (2007, 2008) and was a consensus All-Region linebacker in his senior campaign (2008) where he finished with 105 tackles, which were the third most in school history.
He served as team captain of that 2008 squad that captured the SAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the first time in school history. That squad finished the year with a 9-4 record, advanced to the region semifinals and ended the year ranked 16th in the nation. He earned All-Region distinction by Daktronics (CoSIDA) and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette.
Littlejohn accounted for 209 career tackles, which are 14th in Tusculum history. His five career fumble recoveries are sixth in TC history, including his three in 2008 (T4th in TC history).
In 2007, he led the Pioneers in tackles, recording 85 stops, including a career-high 17 against Mars Hill (T7th-most in TC history). The Gaffney native posted 11 tackles for loss in 2007, recovered two fumbles and forced a pair. For his 17-tackle effort against Mars Hill University, he was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week and D2football.com National Defensive Player of the Week.
While a student-athlete at Tusculum, he also served as a counselor and mentor to disadvantaged youth with the Boys and Girls Club.
Littlejohn and his fiance Latoya Lane of Knoxville, Tenn., are the parents of one son, Isaiah.