2019-20 Football
Rod Reed
Head Coach
Shannon Harris
Asst. Head/Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Garry Fisher
Defensive Coordinator / Safeties
Russ Ehrenfeld
Offensive Line
Nick Davison
Defensive Line
Kevin Mashack
Running Backs / Recruiting Coordinator
Antonio Bradford
Tight Ends and Tackles / Run Game Coordinator
Ahmaad Smith
Rico Council
Linebackers / Special Teams Coordinator
Vantz Singletary
Defensive Ends
Tarvaris Jackson
Tony Williams IV
Director of Operations
Jared Coulter
Director of Football Operations
Tyler Miles
Strength & Conditioning
Jeremy Taylor
Head Equipment Manager
Trevor Searcy
Associate Athletic Trainer
Full Roster
Full Roster
Rico Council

Rico Council returns to his alma mater as the linebackers coach for the 2019 season under his former head coach Rod Reed.

After playing two years in the National Football League with the Atlanta Falcons and the Tennessee Titans, Council began his coaching career with local high school Mt. Juliet Christian Academy as the defensive coordinator.

Pursuing a spot in collegiate coaching, Council joined Reed’s staff as the quality control coach in 2016 while assisting the linebackers coach.

The Chattanooga, Tennessee native graduated from Tennessee State in 2011 as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. Throughout his tenure in blue and white, Council posted 293 tackles in his career and holds fourth place in the record books for career tackles, was a 3x All-American, named First Team All Defense 2011, Second Team All Defense 2010 and All Newcomer 2010 and holds the 10 spot in TSU’s record books for 15 tackles in a game.

Council is married to LaKenya Council and has a daughter named Robyn.