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Blog: Former UGA assistant Fabris gets new job

Former Georgia defensive ends coach Jon Fabris is back coaching football after a season away.

Fabris is the new defensive line at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss.

The 54-year old Fabris has ties to the state. He is a 1980 graduate of Ole Miss, where he was a three year starter at defensive back and returned punts during his four years as a letterman. He was also a quarterback at Starkville High School in 1974.

Fabris was on Mark Richt’s staff at Georgia from 2001-09 before he was one of three defensive coaches fired after the 2009 regular season.

He briefly was on staff at Louisville under Charlie Strong after leaving Georgia before returning to Athens.

As the announcement of his hire details, Fabris “headed the development of defensive ends David Pollack, Will Thompson, Quentin Moses, Charles Johnson and Marcus Howard” at Georgia. That’s a pretty productive group there.

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