Jacksonville State hires Rhode Island’s Brandon Napoleon as safeties coach 

Jacksonville State will hire Rhode Island defensive backs coach Brandon Napoleon to be its next safeties coach, according to multiple reports. 

According to Pete Thamel of ESPN, Napoleon’s move to Jacksonville State comes after one season at Rhode Island. 

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Rhode Island allowed 221.5 passing yards per game under Napoleon’s guidance. He led three Rams to have seasons with multiple interceptions in defensive backs Syeed Gibbs, Jordan Colbert and Fredrick Mallay. 

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Napoleon coached defensive backs at Sacred Heart in 2022. He’d been a graduate assistant at Buffalo prior to coaching the Pioneers. 

Napoleon also has coaching stops at Kutztown University, Geneva College, Midwestern State and Susquehanna University.