NFL Alumnus Autry Denson Is First-Time College Head Coach

Even the Notre Dame haters among you would have a hard time disliking Autry Denson.

The former Notre Dame assistant coach (2015-18) earlier this week was named head coach at Charleston Southern University and now will have the opportunity to lead his own program.

Denson was the leading rusher in Notre Dame history when he was drafted by the Bucs in 1999. He later played as RB-KR for the Dolphins, Bears and Colts before he finished his career in the CFL.

He began his coaching career as a high school head coach in Florida and then had three collegiate stops before Notre Dame.

“This is a great day for our football program,” says Charleston Southern AD Jeff Barber. “Autry is a special person and stands out as both a recruiter and a coach. More importantly, he cares about his players as people first and will develop each of them into outstanding young men.”

We at NFL Alumni wish Autry Denson much success in his career at Charleston Southern. He joins a growing group of NFL alumni who have moved into the colligate head coaching ranks. (For more info on our newest head coach, click here.)

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