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Spears adds Quantas Floyd as Defensive Backs Coach

Quantas Floyd

Quantas Floyd.

Alcorn State University head football coach Melvin Spears has named Quantas Floyd of Texas Southern University as his defensive backs or secondary coach.

Floyd, a native of Texarkana, Arkansas, was a wide receiver for his alma mater from 1996 thru 2000. He played for Coach William Thomas while at Texas Southern. Last season, Floyd was a linebacker coach at Klein Forest High in Houston, Texas.

He was a part of the TSU staff in 2009 which propelled the defense to go from 117th in 2008 to 21st in the nation in 2009. In the SWAC, the defense went from last in 2008 to first in 2009. Quantas coached defensive backs at Alief Taylor High in 2007 and, from 2002 thru 2006, was defensive backs and then wide receivers coach at Jefferson Davis High in Houston, Texas.

Floyd holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (graduated cum laude). He is married to the former Gabrielle Campbell, who is an assistant volleyball coach at Texas Southern, and also a professor in Health and Physical Education at the university.

Floyd is elated to be on the Braves staff. “I want to make the same positive impact in the lives of young men that my coaches made on me. I want them to become scholars in the class and champions on the field.”

Spears is glad that Floyd is on board. “I feel real good with him being on the staff. Floyd has a wealth of knowledge, he’s a technician and he understands what is needed to win the SWAC. He helped mold some outstanding players while at Texas Southern.”

“I look forward to working with coach Spears again as we build a championship program at Alcorn State,” stated Floyd.