Former SC State receiver/special teams coach Maurice Drayton has been promoted to special teams coordinator with the Green Bay Packers. Drayton worked under head coach Buddy Pough for those two seasons after serving as an assistant coach at Goose Creek High School.
Drayton spent the past three seasons as assistant special teams coach for the Packers. Over the past few years he has worked with K Mason Crosby, who made all 16 field-goal attempts this past season to become the first player in franchise history (since 1938) to never miss a field goal in a single regular season (min. two FG att.).
Drayton’s pro career started in 2016 as a special teams assistant with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts punting game was amongst the best in the NFL during his two seasons there.
Drayton was the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach at The Citadel (2014-15), where he played defensive back (1994-98). It was his second stint at his alma mater, having previously worked there as a graduate assistant/secondary in 1999 and then coached tight ends/offensive tackles in 2000, wide receivers in 2001, outside linebackers in 2002 and secondary/special teams from 2003-05. He was the secondary coach at Southern Mississippi in 2012, the assistant head coach/special teams/wide receivers coach at Coastal Carolina from 2010-11 before coming to South Carolina State.
Alumni of the South Carolina State football program continue to make an impact in the NFL. Not just student-athletes, but coaches.