DeMarcus Covington
New England Patriots
Position:Defensive line coach
Personal information
Born: (1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 33)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Career information
High school:John Carroll Catholic
College:Samford
Career history
As a coach:
  • UAB (2012)
    Defensive graduate assistant
  • Ole Miss (2013–2014)
    Defensive graduate assistant
  • UT Martin (2015)
    Defensive line coach
  • Eastern Illinois (2016)
    Co-defensive coordinator & defensive line coach
  • New England Patriots (20172018)
    Coaching assistant
  • New England Patriots (2019)
    Outside linebackers coach
  • New England Patriots (2020–present)
    Defensive line coach
Career highlights and awards

DeMarcus Covington (born March 30, 1989) is an American football coach who is the current Defensive Line coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).[1]

Early years

Covington played collegiately at wide receiver for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Samford Bulldogs where he registered 62 receptions for 586 yards and two touchdowns from 2007 to 2010. He graduated from Samford in 2011.[2][3]

Coaching career

College

DeMarcus began his coaching career a year after he graduated in 2012 as defensive graduate assistant at the University of Alabama-Birmingham for the Blazers. In 2013 he went to the Southeastern Conference where he spent two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant at Ole Miss. In 2015 Covington coached the defensive line at UT Martin.[4] This was followed by 2016 when he spent the college football season as the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Eastern Illinois.[1][2]

New England Patriots

Covington joined the organization in 2017 and was a coaching assistant for two years before becoming the teams outside linebackers coaching in 2019.[1] In 2020 he was moved to coaching the defensive line.[5]

Personal life

Covington and wife, Natasha have two sons, Cassius and Cayman.[1] Covington created Next Level in 2012, a non-profit football camp that serves as an outlet to the youth of his home town of Birmingham, Alabama, for a full day of football-related drills and activities.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "DeMarcus Covington". patriots.com. August 15, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Samford Alumnus DeMarcus Covington Helps Patriots to Super Bowl Appearance". samford.edu. January 31, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "FOXNews.com - Samford knocks off Georgia Southern 27-17 - College Sports". www.foxnews.com. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Chattanooga Athletics - DeMarcus Covington - Staff Directory - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga". gomocs.com. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  5. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd (August 11, 2020). "Lawrence Guy thinks that DeMarcus Covington will help the Patriots defensive line 'see the bigger picture'". Pats Pulpit. Retrieved October 4, 2020.