Coaxum added to Army staff

Score one for Army football. Head coach Stan Brock hired former Army defensive back Tony Coaxum earlier this week. Coaxum will serve as a defensive assistant, working with new Army linebackers coach Robert Lyles.

It's purely coincidence, but and its proud subscribers have suggested Brock hire a former player. It's not Ben Kotwica, but Coaxum is a great start.

Coaxum, a 2000 West Point grad, earned three varsity letters during. He was a starter as a junior and senior. Coaxum finished his career with 99 tackles, including three for loss, 13 pass deflections, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. As a senior, he had 55 tackles, including three for loss, two pass deflections and one interception.

Coaxum, a native of North Charleston, S.C., appeared in 31 contests, earning 26 startings. He started 22 consecutive games to close his Army career. He was commissioned in the Field Artillery branch of the U.S. Army in 2000. Following a brief stint as an athletic intern at the USMA Prep School after graduation, Coaxum headed to Ft. Bragg, N.C., for his first military assignment. While at Ft. Bragg, he worked as a fire direction officer, battery executive officer and battalion liaison officer.

He remained at the installation from 2001 through 2004. While at Ft. Bragg, he began his coaching career as defensive secondary coach for 71st High School in Fayetteville, N.C., serving in that capacity for two years (2003-04). After departing the Army, Coaxum landed a position as co-defensive coordinator at Henry County High School in McDonough, Ga., serving in that capacity the past two years. Top Stories