Tony Coaxum | Bluefield State College

Team: Bluefield State College
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina


BLUEFIELD - The two-time Black College National Champions arise from a 40-year hiatus.

Bluefield State is excited to announce Anthony Coaxum as the new head football coach.

"I will be a champion for the community, for the athletic program, and I'll be a champion for the college," said Coaxum.

BSC Interim Athletic Director Derrick Price is thrilled to introduce Coaxum to the Big Blue Family.

"Hiring a head coach after 40 years means the world to me," said Price. "Being a part of bringing football back to Bluefield State College is historic. Who doesn't want to be a part of history? This is a major step for the athletic department. This means we are taking the meaningful steps to become a highly competitive NCAA Division II athletic department."

BSC President Robin Capehart is pleased Coaxum will lead the program to the next level.

"Expanding our athletics program is integral to the goals we set shortly after coming to Bluefield State," Capehart said.

Coaxum comes to BSC from the University of Northern-Colorado where he was the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach.

Following his time as a student-athlete (a three-year starter as a defensive back) at the US Military Academy at West Point , Coaxum coached in the NFL for four seasons, including one season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 as an assistant special teams coach and later with  Denver from 2015-17 as an assistant special teams coordinator, during which time the Broncos won the 2016 Super Bowl .

During Coaxum's time with Baltimore's special teams, the Ravens were the NFL's highest ranked kickoff return unit.

Tony Coaxum is married to Derrian. They have a son Dura'n, who is currently serving in the Army.

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