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Deon Broomfield named as new Safeties Coach

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The Iowa State alum is back in Ames.

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Following the departure of D.K. McDonald, one of Matt Campbell’s original Cyclone staff members, to the Philadelphia Eagles, Iowa State was left with an opening at the safeties coach spot. The university announced this morning that former Cyclone Deon Broomfield has been named to the position.

Considered a rising star in the coaching world, Broomfield has made a few stops already in his young coaching career, starting as the safeties coach at Carthage College in 2015 after a short stint on the Buffalo Bills practice squad. After that season in Kenosha, WI, he headed to Western Illinois for a season before eventually making a three-year stop at FCS Indiana State, where he coached the cornerbacks.

In the spring of 2020, he made yet another jump forward in his career, accepting a defensive assistant position with the Houston Texans.

Now, the former Cyclone gets his shot at his alma mater in a spot that should be absolutely perfect for him. Needless to say, we at here at WRNL, love this hire.