Delaware State

Rod Milstead taking over at Delaware State

The Hornet hall of famer returns to the nest.

Delaware State officially announced the hiring of Rod Milstead on Tuesday as its new head football coach.  Milstead is a 1992 graduate of the university and was inducted into the DSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Rod Milstead

Milstead brings a Super Bowl winning pedigree to his alma mater.  He spent eight years in the NFL, including a Super Bowl ring in 1994 with the San Francisco 49ers.  He’s had coaching stints as an offensive line coach at DSU and North Carolina Central.  Most recently he was a high school head coach in Maryland.

Hornet returns to the nest

Interim DSU Athletics Director Mary Hill likes having a former Hornet as the new head coach “He understands exactly how driven our players, our campus, and our alumni are to field a competitive, winning team,” she said in Tuesday’s release.

“This is very personal for me,” the new head coach said. “Rejuvenating the football program and making winners of our student-athletes in the classroom, in the community, as well as on the field, is my top priority.”

The Hornets finished the season 2-8 in 2017, with close wins against South Carolina State and Morgan State.




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