Rams Add Markus McElveen as Defensive Line Coach

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Winston-Salem State University Rams football coaching staff continues to get stronger with the hiring of Markus McElveen as the team's defensive line coach. After a terrific collegiate career and a strong coaching career at both the collegiate and high school levels, McElveen is poised to help the Rams defense to new heights.

McElveen will make a return to the collegiate coaching ranks after a strong career at the high school level. For the past two years, McElveen spent time as the defensive coordinator at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut. Prior to joining the staff at Bunnell, McElveen spent two seasons as defensive cordinator at his alma mater Norwalk High School. He got his coaching career started at another alma mater of his own as he served as an assistant coach at Shaw University. After starting out as a student-assistant, McElveen earned a spot as an assistant coach a season later.

It was at Shaw University where McElveen had a tremendous playing career. He was a member of back-to-back Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championship teams in 2007 and 2008 with another championship in 2010. He also earned All-CIAA honors multiple times during his career.

McElveen is a 2011 graduate of Shaw University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation & Psychology.

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