In his playing days at Oklahoma State from 2006 to 2009, Andre Sexton lettered four years playing safety and some "star" linebacker on the Cowboys defense and was part of some instrumental program building wins under head coach Mike Gundy and his staff.
Sexton was an original Gundy recruit. He was one of the first former players to stand up and stand up strong when Sports Illustrated launched its ill-fated and proven inaccurate series about Oklahoma State football. Now Sexton is back in Stillwater and back wearing orange as a defensive graduate assistant for defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and assisting the coaches in the secondary, Dan Hammerschmidt and Tim Duffie.
Sexton replaces former defensive graduate assistant and another former Oklahoma State safety, Markelle Martin, who after two years on staff has taken a full-time assistant position coaching the secondary at Division II Humboldt State in Arcata, Calif.
Sexton comes to Stillwater from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College where he was assisting former teammate at Oklahoma State, NEO A&M defensive coordinator Zach Allen with the secondary. Allen gave Sexton high marks and said just working with the defensive backs in the spring he improved the position group. Sexton had come to NEO A&M from West Virginia.
Since joining the West Virginia University coaching staff in 2014, under Tony Gibson the defense has climbed 60 spots in scoring defense, 46 spots in total defense, 29 spots in rushing defense, 43 spots in pass defense, 67 spot in interceptions, and 72 spots in passing efficiency defense. In 2015 the West Virginia defense finished 2nd nationally in turnovers.
In 2014, he joined the West Virginia Football coaching staff as a defensive graduate assistant assisting in coaching the safeties. In his first year being a part of defensive staff that looked to reclaim West Virginia defensive dominance, Sexton assisted Joe Deforest in coaching Freshman All-American Dravon Henry and 1st Team All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph.
In 2015, the defense continued to progress and improve, and the secondary continued to make improvements as Karl Joseph was named 2nd Team All American, and KJ Dillon was named 2nd Team All Big 12.
Sexton received his bachelor's degree in business management with a minor in marketing in December 2009.
Sexton is originally from Houston. By the time his Oklahoma State career had finished, he was the Cowboys all-time leader in starts, top 10 in all-time tackles, and first in tackles since the program has been a part of the Big 12 Conference. Sexton accumulated several awards and achievements while playing at Oklahoma State. Those awards include 2006 Freshman All-American, 2006 Big 12 Defensive Freshman Newcomer of the Year, 2008 All-Big 2nd Team Linebacker, 2009 All-Big Honorable Mention, 2008 & 2009 Team Captain, and finished off his career as the Cotton Bowl Defensive MVP.