Oregon announced the hiring of Chris Hampton as the program’s next co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach on Wednesday morning.

Hampton joins Oregon after spending the last 2 years as Tulane’s defensive coordinator. The Green Wave are coming off of one of the best seasons in program history, including a Cotton Bowl win over USC.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Oregon family,” coach Dan Lanning said in a press release. “Chris brings a wealth of experience as a former player, defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator, and he has an excellent track record of teaching and developing defensive players. He has a terrific work ethic, and his ability to build relationships will help our student-athletes thrive both on the football field and as men. We are looking forward to seeing Chris pour into our program and help us reach new heights.”

Tulane’s defense was excellent in 2022. The team limited opposing offenses to 5 yards per play, which ranked No. 23 nationally.

Hampton also expressed his excitement about joining the program.

“I am excited to work for and represent the University of Oregon,” Hampton said in the release. “I am extremely thankful for the opportunity provided by Coach Lanning and the Oregon administration. I believe in what Coach Lanning and the rest of the staff are building in Eugene. I can’t wait to get to work with the student-athletes and help Oregon compete for championships.”

Hampton has also spent time at Duke, Arkansas State, Georgia Tech, Central Arkansas and McNeese State during his career.