Morgan head football coach expected to leave for NFL job

President David Wilson confirmed Tyrone Wheatley’s departure as he is reportedly joining the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff.


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Wheatley amassed a 5-18 record over two seasons during his time at Morgan.

Tariq Turner, Sports Editor

Morgan State University is looking for a new head football coach as Tyrone Wheatley leaves for the NFL.

President David Wilson confirmed Wheatley’s departure in an interview with The Spokesman.

“Coach Tyrone Wheatley is leaving us to go back to doing what he did before he came to us,” Wilson said.

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) are expected to hire Wheatley, according to multiple reports.

However, the league has not officially announced his hiring.

Mike Zenitz, a senior national college football reporter for On3 Sports, said Wheatley is expected to join the Broncos’ staff as a running backs coach.

“The Broncos are expected to hire ex-Michigan and NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley as running backs coach, sources tell @on3sports,” Zenitz said in a Twitter post.

Wheatley was hired by Morgan in February 2019. His record at Morgan is 5-18.

Last month, the Broncos hired new head coach Nathaniel Hackett.

Hackett was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.

If Wheatley is hired by the Broncos, it will not be his first time working with Hackett.

From 2017 to 2018, Wheatley served as the running backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars while Hackett was the offensive coordinator for them.

During the 2013-14 NFL season, Hackett was the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills and Wheatley was their running backs coach.

The two also worked together at Syracuse University.

From 2010 to 2012, Wheatley served as the running backs coach for their football team.

Meanwhile, Hackett served as quarterbacks coach among other roles during those same years.