Staff
Head Coach
Todd Cooley

Todd Cooley enters his fifth season as head coach of the Delta State University Statesman football program. In his previous four seasons, Cooley is 26-15 overall (.634) and 15-13 in Gulf South Conference play. He became the 19th coach in program history on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

In his first campaign as head coach, Cooley guided the Statesmen to a 7-3 overall record and a second place finish in the Gulf South Conference. Inheriting a team that went 3-7 the year before, the high-energy Cooley built a cohesive family atmosphere in less than nine months. That energy helped feed a program's turnaround in just one season. In 2014, Cooley led the Statesmen to a 9-2 record, along with DSU's seventh Gulf South Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division II Playoffs, the school's first since 2011.

For his efforts, Cooley was named Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year by his peers in the league. In all, 11 Statesmen were named to the All-GSC squad, including GSC Freshman of the Year Tyler Sullivan, who quarterbacked DSU to a 4-1 mark as a starter.

DSU averaged 40.0 points per game offensively, while averaging 472.2 yards per game. The Statesmen pulled off three victories over nationally ranked opponents after defeating No. 21 North Alabama 37-34, No. 14 Tarleton State 38-36 and No. 24 Valdosta State 63-55.

In 2014, Cooley earned his second consecutive GSC Coach of the Year accolade, sharing the honor with Florida Tech's Steve Englehart. Twelve Statesmen were selected to the All-GSC squads, while Trey Shaw captured the league's Defensive Freshman of the Year honor. DSU put up an impressive 5,395 yards of total offense, outscoring opponents 491-215.

With expectations riding high entering the 2015 season, the Statesmen raced out of the gate to a 4-0 record and No. 5 national ranking. Unfortunately, the ride would be short-lived, as injuries began to mount and derailed a title run for DSU. The Statesmen finished the year 6-5 overall and 2-5 in GSC play.

The Statesmen finished the year leading the GSC in passing (312.4), while ranking second in scoring (36.4) and third in total offense (426.7).

In 2016, DSU finished its season ranked No. 3 in the GSC in scoring offense (36.9), total offense (446.8) and passing offense (287.7).

Known as one of the top offensive coordinators in the country, Cooley brought his high-octane system to Delta State after serving as the offensive coordinator at Northwestern Louisiana State University (2009-2012), University of Central Arkansas (2005-2008) and Arkansas Tech University (2004).

Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator
Kelvin Green

Kelvin Green enters his seventh season on Delta State University under head coach Todd Cooley's staff. Green was promoted to Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator in January of 2019 and will coach the linebackers.

In 2017, the Statesmen led the Gulf South Conference in rushing defense, sacks and tackles for loss. The 45 sacks were sixth in NCAA Division II, with Green’s charges accounting for 22. The Statesmen also ranked 14th in NCAA Division II in tackles for loss (110), with the defensive line accounting for 46.

Green also coached Brandon Gaddy, who was named Second Team All-GSC and First Team All-Region.

Green came to the Delta from Columbia High School out of Atlanta, Ga. where he served as the offensive line coach from 2009-2012 and defensive coordinator from 2010-2011. Columbia recorded their first winning season in years and first playoff berth in 10 seasons while Green served as defensive coordinator.

The Statesmen defensive front has seen increased production since Green took over in 2013. DSU finished ranked first in the Gulf South Conference in run and ranked second in sacks. First-Team All-GSC selection, Diego Lubin, finished third in sacks and second in tackles for loss in the GSC while Second-Team All-GSC selection, Adrian Dinkins, ranked sixth in the conference in tackles for loss and 12th in sacks.

In 2014, the Statesmen finished sixth nationally in sacks (39), 24 tallied by the defensive line, and led the nation in tackles for loss (119), 46.5 notched by the defensive front. Randall Boyd was named First-Team All-GSC and All-South Region. Green was also responsible for recruiting Richard Nash, a First-Team and Second-Team All-South Region selection, and Romelo Wilson, who also earned Second-Team All-GSC and All-South Region honors.

The 2015 defense led the GSC in tackles for loss (119), ninth nationally, and finished second in the GSC in sacks (33). The defensive line was responsible for 46 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks.

Under Green’s guidance in 2016, the Statesmen defensive line amassed 19 of the defense’s 23 sacks and 46 of the team’s 83 tackles for loss.

Green has also headed up the Delta State linemen camp since 2013 and has been involved with several top notch camps including Auburn University (2012), Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Football Camp (2011, 2009), and Alabaman’s Nick Saban Football Camp (2011, 2012).

Green is a member the American Football Coaches Association, the Mississippi Association of Coaches and the Georgia Athletics Coaches Association.

Green lettered one year at Georgia Military College in 2004-2005 before transferring to Clemson University to complete his degree in 2007. Green graduated from Clemson with a Bachelor’s in Park, recreation and tourism management in 2009 and received and Associate's degree in applied science in 2006.

The Atlanta native is married to the former Dominique Neville and are the parents of two daughters, Laila and Maya.

Passing Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers
Tyler Hasty

Tyler Hasty enters his fifth season at Delta State University under head coach Todd Cooley. Hasty was promoted to Pass Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers coach in January of 2019.

Before coming to the Delta, Hasty coached as a graduate assistant at Southern Arkansas University where he worked with the wide receivers from July 2013 to December 2014. While at SAU, Hasty coached four All-Great American Conference selections, improved the total offensive yards per game from 433.8 in 2013 to 505.4 in 2014, and set a new school record for points per game in a season (38.7) in 2014. He also served as a resident’s director in his time at Southern Arkansas.

At the high school level, Hasty coached at Randleman High School in North Carolina. He acted as the wide receivers coach and communities in schools site coordinator from August 2011 to July 2013. In his time at RHS, Hasty helped the squad to a 2011 Pac-6 conference title, while also coaching University of North Carolina commit Juval Mollette (2015).

A native of Seagrove, N.C., Hasty graduated with a bachelor’s of science in business management from Guilford College in 2011 and completed his master’s of business administration from Southern Arkansas in 2014.

Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line
Jonathan Fletcher

Jonathan Fletcher enters his seventh season on the Delta State University football staff. He was promoted to Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line coach in January of 2019 after serving as tight ends/H-backs, running backs and strength and conditioning coach.

In 2017, Fletcher coached LaDarion Peterson, who was named Second-Team All-GSC and set a new career kick return yardage record of 1,786 yards. Fletcher also coached Chris Robinson, who was a two time All American, All-Conference, Conerly Trophy finalists, and Harlon Hill Trophy nominee.

Prior to joining the DSU staff, Fletcher served as the assistant offensive line/tight ends coach at Presentation College in 2012 en route to a 1,200-yard rushing season, in only the program's second year. He also served as an intern with the strength and conditioning coach for Mount Saint Joseph University's football team in 2011 and assistant hitting coach for the Knox College baseball team in 2012.

Fletcher was awarded Knox College’s Dean S. Trevor Memorial Award in 2012 and was a two-sport athlete as a four-year letterman for the baseball team and a three-year letterman for the football team, while earning his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education Social Sciences.

In the spring of 2014, Fletcher completed his strength and conditioning certification through USA Weightlifting, the official certification program of the United States Olympic Training Committee.

Defensive Line / Recruiting Coordinator
Chance Albersworth

Chance Alberswerth, who will coach the defensive line and serve as recruiting coordinator, is in his first season on coach Todd Cooley's staff. He most recently served as the defensive quality control coach at the University of Memphis and had previously served two seasons as defensive line coach at Upper Iowa University.

Defensive Backs
Geoff Terry

Geoff Terry is in his first season on Delta State University head coach Todd Cooley's staff. Terry will serve as the secondary coach after coming to DSU from Wingate University.

Running Backs
Marcus Windham

Marcus Windham, a Noxubee County native, joins coach Todd Cooley's staff as running backs coach after coaching at North Carolina Central University.