Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University football head coach, James Webster, has announced the hiring of four new assistant coaches.
Anthony Blevins (Cornerbacks), Cedric Williams (Offensive Line), Osita Alaribe (Defensive Line) and Orlando Mitjans, Jr. (Safeties) have already started their duties on the Tiger football staff.
Cedric Williams joins the staff after serving as a graduate assistant with the University of South Carolina. Williams coached the Gamecocks for three seasons help guiding them to a the Liberty Bowl (2005) and Outback Bowl (2008).
Williams was a first-team All-SEC performer for the Gamecocks in 2000. He was a starter on the offensive line from 1999-2002 and helped his team to two Outback Bowl wins (2000 and 2001). He was named a Preseason All-American in 2001 before graduating with a B.S. in Sports and Entertainment Management in 2003.
Anthony Blevins enters after spending one year (2008) at UT Martin as the cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator. During 2005-2008, he served as a graduate assistant, receiving a masters of science in Instructional Technology while currently pursuing a doctorate at Mississippi State. He coached wide receivers and defensive backs for the Bulldogs while working in all aspects of special teams play.
Blevins was a three-year letterwinner at the University of Alabama-Birmingham playing all defensiveback positions for the Blazers. He graduated in 1998 with a B.S. in Sociology. After the collegiate ranks, Blevins played defensive back professionally for the Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) from 2000-2001 and the Birmingham Steeldogs (AFL2 - 2000).
Osita Alaribe (Ala - Ree - Bay) comes aboard after a two-year term as the defensive line coach with Ouachita Baptist University. Before OBU, he spent two seasons as a high school assistant coach in Greensboro, N.C.
Alaribe played collegiately at North Carolina A&T as a defensive lineman. He helped lead the Aggies to two Mid-Eastern Athletic Championships (1999 and 2003) and one HBCU National Championship (1999). He graduated from NCA&T in 2004 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication before receiving a M.S. in Sports Administration from Henderson State in 2008.
Orlando Mitjans, Jr. rejoins TSU Football after serving as defensive coordinator for the Tigers in 2005. Mitjans has 26 years of coaching experience with stints as secondary coach at Northeastern University (1983-1984), Cheyney University (1992-1994), Kent State (1994), C.W. Post College (1996), Morgan State (1998-1999), Towson (2002-2005), and Eastern Kentucky (2006-2008).