Mikhal Kornegay came to TSU in March 2012, handling the corner backs for the Big Blue.
The Tiger’s defensive unit finished fourth in the FCS in pass efficiency in 2013 and sixth the following season. In addition, the defense finished sixth in total defense a year before holding opponents to an average of 153.3 passing yards per game, ranking fourth in 2014.
Kornegay, a native of Greenville, Fla., comes to Tennessee State after spending seven cumulative seasons with the Seminoles underlegendary head coach Bobby Bowden and current coach Jimbo Fisher.
He served as Graduate Assistant/Quality Control coach for the Seminoles since the 2008 season. While in that capacity, Kornegay assisted coaches Mickey Andrews and Mark Stoops with instructing the defensive backfield. There he helped implement a major base defensive from heavy coverage for the Seminoles.
Kornegay also coached two NFL draft picks in 2010 with Patrick Robinson being selected in the first round to New Orleans and Myron Rolle by Tennessee in the sixth round.
Prior to joining FSU as a graduate assistant, Kornegay served one season as an assistant coach at Madison County High School in the Florida Class 2A State Championship. He also served as a speed and strength coach at Titus Sports Academy in 2007.
A three-year starter on special teams for the Seminoles, Kornegay served as team captain in 2006. The same year, he was voted Special Teams Most Valuable Player. Kornegay helped FSU to two Atlantic Coast Conference championships and saw an appearance in the 2006 Orange Bowl.
Kornegay obtained his bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in 2006 and earned his master's in Sports Administration in April 2010.