Join us for the annual GGCC Golf Tournament presented by RealtyLink and the Coaches BBQ Dinner/Reception sponsored by Charles Hardaway on Monday May 8th. Meet and hear from our new Head Football Coach, Maurice Drayton at the dinner and reception. Head Basketball Coach, Ed Conroy will also be in attendance. Families, Friends, Kids, etc. are welcome to join us.
Coaches Reception 6pm
- Single Coaches BBQ Dinner and Reception Ticket - $25
- Couple Coaches BBQ Dinner and Reception (2 Person) - $50
- Family Coaches BBQ Dinner and Reception (3 or more family members) - $75
Former Bulldog player and defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton has been named the next head football coach at The Citadel.
"We are very excited to have Maurice back at The Citadel," said Capaccio. "We conducted a very thorough search and it was clear that Maurice was the best person for this position. He understands what it takes to be a cadet-athlete at The Citadel, and also understands what it takes to be successful on the field."
A former standout player and defensive coordinator, Drayton returns to The Citadel after spending the previous seven seasons working in the NFL. He most recently served as the assistant special teams coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders. Drayton also served as the special teams coordinator in Green Bay in 2021, assistant special teams coordinator for the Packers from 2018-20, and assisted with special teams for the Indianapolis Colts in 2016-17.
"I want to thank Gen. Walters, Mike Capaccio and the entire committee for giving me this opportunity. I made the decision several years ago to take the road less traveled, and it allowed me to meet people that have remained loyal.
"I believe in the divine power of God and that has moved in the minds of those who extended the invitation to return home. For me and my family, Moncks Corner, Charleston and The Citadel will always be home. I am prepared to assist in taking our school to the next level."
Drayton served as The Citadel's defensive coordinator from 2014-15, helping the Bulldogs to the 2015 Southern Conference Championship. The 2015 defense led the conference with 31 takeaways, 11 fumble recoveries, 10 passing TDs allowed and a 36.5 opponent third-down conversion percentage. The defense also ranked third in the FCS with 20 interceptions, including five returned for touchdowns.
All-in-all, Drayton has spent 14 seasons at The Citadel as a player or coach. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1998 and his master's in education in 2007.
As a player, Drayton was a two-year starter at cornerback and finished his career with 145 tackles, 17 pass break-ups and three interceptions.
After completing his eligibility in 1998, Drayton spent the next seven seasons as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff. He began as a graduate assistant/secondary coach, before spending the 2000 season coaching the tackles/tight ends. He also worked with the wide receivers (2001) and outside linebackers (2002), before spending the 2003-05 seasons coaching the secondary, special teams and serving as the recruiting coordinator.
A native of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Drayton and his wife are the proud parents of two children.
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