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Jonathan Decoster

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Jonathan Decoster
Old Dominion Monarchs
Position:Tight Ends Coach
Personal information
Born: (1987-07-27) July 27, 1987 (age 36)
Miami, Florida
Career information
High school:Everglades High School
College:University Of Louisiana at Lafayette
Career history
As coach:
  • Nevada (2013-2015)
    Graduate Assistant
  • WVSU (2015–2016)
    Offensive Line Coach
  • LSU(2017-2019)
    Graduate Assistant Tight End Coach
  • ODU (2020–present)
    Tight End Coach
Career highlights and awards

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Jonathan Decoster (born July 27, 1987) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the tight ends coach at Old Dominion University[1].

Early Life[edit]

A native of Miramar,Florida , Decoster attended Everglades High School where he lettered in Football[2]. Decoster was selected to play in the annual Miami-Dade/Broward All-Star football game[3].

Playing Career[edit]

Decoster played tackle at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 2006-2010[4]. As a four year starter Decoster was part of an offensive line that finished fifth in FBS rushing in 2007[5] and 2008[6].

Coaching Career[edit]

Decoster got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Nevada in 2013 working under his former college position coach Ron Hudson[7] .

West Virginia State University[edit]

Decoser served as the offensive line coach at WVSU for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. His offensive line paved the way for running back Tyrone Barber to break a school record ten rushing touchdowns[8]. In 2016 WVSU rushing offense finished at that time the fifth all time in school history[8].

Louisiana State University[edit]

As a graduate assistant at LSU Football Decoster coached the Tight Ends. In 2018 he coached Foster Moreau LSU first tight end selected in the NFL draft in 11 years[1]. In 2019 Decoster won a National Championship as a member of the historic 2019 LSU Tigers football team[9]. Decoster helped develop tight end Thaddeus Moss into LSU single season record holder in receptions and yards by a tight end[1]. Decoster was the primary recruiter for 2020 LSU football signee Arik Gilbert who is considered the highest rated high school tight end ever[9][10].

Old Dominion University[edit]

In 2020 Decoster joined Ricky Rahne' ODU football coaching staff to serve as the tight ends coach[11].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jonathan Decoster - Tight Ends - Football Coaches". Old Dominion University. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  2., BROOKS KUBENA |. "Meet LSU's newest (and youngest) assistant football coach, Joe Brady; 'He's an innovator'". The Advocate. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  3. Correspondent, Larry Blustein Special. "FOOTBALL SENIORS GET ONE MORE GAME". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  4. "Jonathan Decoster - Football". Louisiana Athletics. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  5. "College Football Stats - College FB Team Rushing Yards per Game on". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  6. "College Football Stats - College FB Team Rushing Yards per Game on". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  7. Foote, Kevin. "Ex-UL lineman Decoster now coaching at Nevada". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Breske, Decoster and Kloss named to USF Football staff". University of Sioux Falls Athletics. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Report: LSU GA John Decoster hired by Old Dominion in new role". 247Sports. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  10. "Highest-rated tight end ever, Arik Gilbert, signs with LSU". Geaux247. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  11. "Rahne Adds Two to Coaching Staff". Old Dominion University. Retrieved 2020-12-18.

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