Mississippi Valley State University

October 2, 2014

Coaches

Picture of Asst. Head Coach / Linebackers Coach Terrence  Graves
Asst. Head Coach / Linebackers Coach Terrence Graves
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Biography
Terrence Graves is in his second season as a member of the Delta Devils football staff. Along with being an assistant coach on the defensive side of the football, he will also have responsibilities in recruiting and other administrative areas. Graves comes to MVSU after completing his 15th season as a member of the Southern University Jaguars in Baton Rouge. While at SU, he served as linebackers coach and a stint as the program’s defensive coordinator. Graves is back working under Pete Richardson where he was began his coaching career on the coaching staff in 1994. He was the co-defensive coordinator from 2000-2002, the linebackers coach, and recruiting coordinator his last five seasons on the bluff. He was also the special teams coordinator from 1997-2000, and a graduate assistant who worked with the defensive ends in 1994. Southern won three Southwestern Athletic Conference titles and three Black College national championships during Graves’ tenure. Southern also had the SWAC’s second-best pass defense (180.5 yards per game) in 2002 and led the league in total defense and scoring defense in 2001. Graves was a standout defensive back at Winston-Salem State in the early 1990s. He was a first-team All-CIAA performer in 1992, when led the team, was second in the conference and fifth nationally in Division II in interceptions. Graves, who was a part of two conference championship teams at WSSU, earned his bachelor’s in political science in 1994. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in History at SU, and he is an active member of the American Football Coaches Association. Graves is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

A native of Norfolk, VA., Graves has one daughter, China.

Education
• Winston Salem State - bachelor’s in political science in 1994. • Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in History at Southern