Florida add Cleveland Browns assistant to coaching staff

Cleveland Browns offensive assistant Jonathan DeCoster will join Billy Napier’s coaching staff at the University of Florida, according to On3’s Corey Bender.

Reports over the weekend pointed to the move coming together, but Bender says the “move is official.” DeCoster will fill a void left by Darnell Stapleton, who is now with the Washington Commanders. Florida still has Rob Sale as the other half of its position-coaching tandem

DeCoster is coming off three seasons with the Browns — one as an offensive quality control coach, the other as an offensive assistant. He spent eight years coaching college ball before his time in Cleveland, including stops at LSU (grad assistant TE coach), Old Dominion (TE coach) and West Virginia State (grad assistant OL coach).

As a player, DeCoster was a four-year starter at right tackle for the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. His high school days were spent in Miramar, Florida, which could lead to important recruiting connections in the South Florida region.

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