Braxton back with DSU as running game, tight ends assistant

Jeff Braxton

DOVER — Jeff Braxton is moving across town again.

Braxton has rejoined the Delaware State University coaching staff under first-year coach Rod Milstead after several years at Wesley College. This is Braxton’s fifth different stint as a Delaware State assistant.

He will be the running game coordinator and tight ends coach.

Braxton’s most recent stint at Delaware State was as the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for four seasons. He left in 2015 to serve as the offensive line at Wesley — a position he held until this summer.

Braxton was previously the offensive line coach for Delaware State in 2006 and in 2007, the last time the Hornets won the MEAC championship.

His other stints at Delaware State include from 2000 to 2003 as the offensive coordinator and from 1995 to 1996 as an assistant. He was the offensive line coach in 1995 before moving over to be the linebackers coach in 1996.

Braxton also had a two-year coaching stop at Wesley before this most recent time. He was the linebacker coach with the Wolverines in 1993 and 1994 as part of the staff who won the 1993 ECAC Southeast title.

When Braxton was last at Delaware State he was the position coach of defensive lineman Rodney Gunter, who ended up being drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

He returned to Delaware State in 2011 after serving as Cheyney University’s head coach from 2008 to 2010. He also was an offensive coordinator for Tennessee State in 2005 and an assistant at Towson the year prior.

Braxton’s coaching career also includes stops at Fordham, Hofstra, Morehouse College and Bowie State. He also interned with NFL teams Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears.

He rounds out Milstead’s offensive coaching staff at Delaware State with Eric Day (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Keike Misipeka (running backs), Ollie Taylor (wide receivers) and Anthony Vitale (offensive line).

Reach staff writer Tim Mastro at tmastro@newszap.com

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