U of A Assistant Coach Buys $1M Home in Fayetteville


U of A Assistant Coach Buys $1M Home in Fayetteville
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University of Arkansas football assistant coach Cody Kennedy is the proud co-owner of a new home in Fayetteville.

Kennedy is in his second year as offensive line coach with the Razorbacks. He and Lauren Anne Davis paid $995,000 for a custom 2019 house on Shady Lane just a few blocks north of Wilson Park.

The 4-bed, 4-bath house is 3,184 SF and has a fireplace, three-car garage and hardwood floors. Arvest Bank provided two loans of $647,200 and $298,050.

Kennedy joined the Razorbacks after the 2020 season to be the team’s tight end coach.

He had served as a graduate assistant under coach Sam Pittman at the University of Georgia before coaching at Tulane and Southern Miss. Shortly after joining the Razorbacks, the OL coaching position opened and Kennedy took that job. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Kennedy would make $700,000 this year.

The seller of the house was Fayetteville attorney George Niblock and his wife, Suzanne.

The Niblocks had owned the property as land since George’s parents, Walter and Marjorie, acquired it in 1979.

George and Suzanne Niblock then paid $925,000 for a 4,445-SF home on North Olive Avenue. The seller was Kevin Gilbert, who had acquired the house for $625,000 in 2014.

First National Bank of Paragould provided a loan of $705,000.