University of West Florida Argonauts - Staff Directory
was hired as one of the first assistant coaches in UWF football history in March 2014.
He will be the first offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for UWF football, and he will also work with the teamâ€™s wide receivers.
Deese worked with the running backs and tight ends as a graduate assistant, and he stayed with the team as a part-time running backs coach in 2009.
Deese joined the coaching staff full-time in 2010 as a wide receivers coach, and in 2013 he was promoted to offensive coordinator.
UNCP had great success under Deeseâ€™s
leadership, as the Braves compiled a record of 50-24 with two NCAA tournament appearances in his
UNCP had the ninth best rushing offense in Division II under his
watch in 2009.
first year as an offensive coordinator in 2013, Deese
and the Bravesâ€™ offense had the ninth best passing offense in the nation.
Before beginning his coaching career, Deese was a standout wide receiver for Wake Forest from 1996 to 1999.
career with 184 receptions for 2,348 yards (12.8 yards per catch), and he
totaled 11 touchdowns.
He moved on to the professional ranks in 2000 when he signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins, and the Redskins assigned him to NFL Europeâ€™s Amsterdam Admirals in 2001.
Later in his career Deese played for the Carolina Cobras in the Arena Football League, and he also played four seasons in the National Indoor Football League with the Fayetteville Guard from 2006 to 2009.
Deese graduated with his bachelorâ€™s degree in sociology from Wake Forest in 2000 and his masterâ€™s in sports administration from UNC Pembroke in 2009.
wife, Brandi, are the parents of one daughter Hayden.