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Rod Milstead relieved of duties

November 28, 2022

Dover, Del. (Nov. 28, 2022) – Delaware State University Director of Athletics Alecia Shield-Gadson has announced that Rod Milstead has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Hornets’ football program effective immediately.

Milstead compiled a 17-33 overall record and a 7-18 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in five seasons as head coach of the Hornets. Delaware State was 5-6 overall and fourth in the six-team MEAC standings with a 2-3 conference record this past season.

Delaware State Hornets head coach ROD MILSTEAD and his players take the field during a week two game between the Delaware Blue Hens and Delaware State Saturday, SEPT. 10, 2022; at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

“We thank coach Milstead for his service to our football program and the university the past five years and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Shields-Gadson. “The university will soon begin a national search for a new head football coach.”

Shields-Gadson also announced that veteran assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Braxton will serve as interim head coach until further notice.