Tim Edwards | University of Buffalo

Team: University of Buffalo
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Defensive Line Coach
Hometown: Philadelphia, Mississippi


Tim Edwards enters his first season as defensive line coach. Edwards has 18 years of coaching experience, spending the previous four years as defensive line coach at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Louisiana-Lafayette won the New Orleans Bowl in all four seasonshe was with the Ragin' Cajuns. In 2014, the team led the Sun Belt Conference in rush defense and defensive linemen Christian Ringoand Justin Hamilton were both named All-Sun Belt First Team. Edwards also coached an all-conference defensive lineman in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Prior to coaching at Louisiana-Lafayette, Edwards spent three seasons as co-defensive coordinator and defensive ends coach at Florida A&M. In 2010, the Rattlers were co-champions of the MEAC and Edwards was selected to coach in the HBCU All-Star Bowl.

Edwards spent four seasons as defensive line coach and linebackers coach as well as recruiting coordinator at Hampton University. The Pirates were MEAC Champions and FCS playoff participants in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Hampton finished in the top six in the FCS in scoring defense in 2005 and 2006.

He also had coaching stints at Pearl River Community College, Kentucky State and the Carolina Rhinos of the AFL2.

Edwards is a 1991 graduate of Delta State University with a degree in aviation management. He was an All-American linebacker/defensive lineman for the Statesmen and is in the school's hall of fame. He played three seasons for the New England Patriots as well as three seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.

He and his wife, LuAnn, have three children, Halena, Timothy II and Kenci.

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