Arnold Little begins his third season at Cumberland and his second as an assistant coach with the Phoenix. He served as a volunteer assistant, helping with defensive line, offensive scout team and the JV team at CU in 2013 before stepping into the role of linebackers coach last season.
Redshirt sophomore Nathan Jernigan earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference West honors last season after leading the Phoenix with 99 tackles along with 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three pass breakups and one forced fumble.
Little attended Kemper Military Junior College in Boonville, Mo., for one semester, starting at center, before transferring to Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. He started two years at center for the Vikings, earning Honorable Mention All-Heart of America Athletic Conference honors his first season and Second Team All-HAAC accolades in his second year.
He played one year at center and guard for the Madison Mad Dogs in the Indoor Football League after college. He previously worked as a CT Technician at the VA Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., and as a Radiology/CT Technician at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
Little received his bachelorâÂ€Â™s in Biology from Missouri Valley in 2000 and also graduated from the Cox Health School of Radiologic Technology in 2006. He is pursuing his MasterâÂ€Â™s of Science in Sport and Exercise Pedagogy at Cumberland.