Jamal Powell is entering his third year as an assistant coach for the Colonels, working primarily with the offensive lineman.
Powell was a starting offensive lineman during his junior and senior years at Texas Christian. He was selected to the Conference USA First Team in 2002, was an All-American in 2003 as well as the Conference USA's Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year.
Beyond the college arena, Powell, has played professionally for four different teams. Powell has played for two different National Football League (NFL) teams as a center. In 2003 he played for the Tennessee Titans and in 2004 for the Houston Texans. Powell also played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) where he was an offensive tackle for the British Columbia Lions in 2005 and for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 2006.
As a coach Powell brings two years of NCAA Division I experience to the table, having coached since 2006 at Texas A&M University in College Station. While at Texas A&M Powell worked with three All-Big XII Conference offensive linemen, two of which were drafted to the NFL. Cody Wallace played for the San Francisco 49ers and Corey Clark played for the San Diego Chargers. Powell, was mainly responsible for assisting the offensive linemen with instruction, technique, work ethic, and academic accountability among other duties.