Prior to coming to Tennessee State, Khayat was the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach for Jerry Glanville in the East West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, FL (2013).
Following his first stint as a Tiger, Khayat spent three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2004–06) as offensive quality control coach and assistant offensive line coach. From there, he served as the offensive quality control coach and assistant tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins from 2007-09.
Khayat went on to coach two seasons in the United Football League as the tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach for the Sacramento Mountain Lions (2010-11). Soon after, he accepted the role as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in the Players All-Star Classic in Little Rock, AR (2012).
Khayat played college football at Duke University as a tight end from 1992-95. He was twice named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team. In 1994, he was named to the All-Carolina Team and was an honorable mention All-America choice. The recipient of the Outstanding Receiver Award, Khayat was the first Duke tight end in twenty-five years to lead the team in receptions. In 1995, he set records for receptions and yardage in the Hall of Fame Bowl. Khayat finished his college career with 105 receptions for 1,155 yards and seven touchdowns.
At Duke, Khayat earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy. He was on the Dean’s List with Distinction and was named to the Academic All-ACC Football team.
After going undrafted, Khayat was on the practice squads of the Kansas City Chiefs (1996) and the Carolina Panthers (1997), and in 1998 he played for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe.
His father, Eddie, is a thirty-five year NFL veteran with ten years’ experience as a player and twenty-five as a coach.
Khayat resides in Nashville with his wife, Jenny, and children, Sydney and Gage.