Priore adds Cedric Calhoun to coaching staff

March 19, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore announced the hiring of Cedric Calhoun to his staff on Tuesday. Calhoun, who has more than 15 years of experience at the college level, will work with the defensive line.

"I'm excited to add Cedric to the staff," Priore said. "He adds a great mix of FBS and FCS experience to our staff, and it's great to have him in time for spring practice."

Calhoun comes to Stony Brook after three seasons at Florida International in Miami. Under his tutelage, the Panthers defensive line accounted for 87 sacks, including 35 in 2011 which ranked first in the Sun Belt and 15th nationally. FIU reached two bowl games in Calhoun's three seasons.

Prior to FIU, Calhoun coached the linebackers and defensive line at Dartmouth College.

In the summers of 2004 and 2005, Calhoun held a coaching internship with the San Diego Chargers through the NFL's Minority Internship Program. He had a similar position with the Eagles in 2008.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Calhoun spent four years at Alabama A&M. The Bulldogs ranked nationally in the top 10 in total defense in all four years, capturing the SWAC Eastern Division title in 2002 and 2005. Calhoun mentored Robert Mathis, who led 1-AA with 20 sacks in 2002 and recently finished his 10th season with the Indianapolis Colts.

A 1995 graduate of Morehouse College, Calhoun coached the defensive line at his alma mater for four seasons. One of his players, Isaac Keys, signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings and played with the Arizona Cardinals in 2006.

Calhoun began his career at Idaho State, serving as the Bengals' strength and assistant defensive line coach.

Calhoun and his wife, Olushola, have two daughters, Olusade and Adejola.