CHARLESTON, S.C. – Kevin Weston has been named as an assistant coach at The Citadel, it was announced by head coach Brent Thompson on Monday. Weston will work with the outside linebackers.
Weston comes to the Lowcountry after serving as the defensive coordinator at Kentucky State last season. Prior to that, Weston spent the 2017 season as the defensive coordinator at Westlake High School in Atlanta.
Weston spent two seasons on the defensive staff at Southeastern Louisiana. He worked with the safeties his second season after beginning his tenure as the running backs coach.
Weston went to SLU after serving as the head coach at Clark Atlanta the previous two seasons. During his tenure with the Panthers, Weston mentored 2014 Division II All-American linebacker Bre’nard Williams.
Prior to his first head coaching job, Weston spent eight seasons on the coaching staff at his alma mater, Tusculum University. He worked with the defensive line and linebackers, while also serving two seasons as the defensive coordinator. His 2011 defense finished second in the nation in pass defense.
Weston was the assistant head coach in 2008 when the Pioneers advanced to the Division II playoffs for the first time in program history.
Weston began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Morgan City High School in Madison, Georgia. During his two seasons, the Bulldogs were 19-5 and made two appearances in the state playoffs.
As a player, Weston played tight end and offensive guard for the Pioneers before going on to sign as a free agent in the Arena Football League.