COLLEGE STATION, TX—Charles McMillian, a Bryan native and assistant coach from TCU, has been added to the Texas A&M football staff as a defensive backs coach, Aggie head coach Mike Sherman announced today.
“Charles McMillian is widely recognized as a quality coach and recruiter,” Sherman said. “He comes to us from Coach Gary Patterson’s successful program at TCU. Having spent two different stints at the United States Naval Academy excites me because of the discipline you acquire as a coach at the Academies. He will work with Van Malone and our defensive backs.”
McMillian, a Utah State Aggie, has served as a defensive backs coach for the past 13 seasons on the collegiate level most recently on the TCU Horned Frog staff of Gary Patterson from 2004-07 as the cornerbacks coach. He helped the Frogs go to three straight bowl games.
“I am very excited about the chance to work with a great head coach in Mike Sherman,” McMillian said. “When you add in the chance to come back home to Bryan-College Station and to work with this tradition-rich football program, I could not be more happy. This is a great school and a great community to raise a family.”
McMillian, 36, worked with the cornerbacks at the University of Indiana in 2002 and 2003 before going to TCU.
McMillian served as the secondary coach at the University of Cincinnati in 2001 helping the Bearcats advance to the Motor City Bowl that season.
Before arriving at Cincinnati, McMillian served his second tour of duty with the United States Naval Academy as the secondary coach for Navy in 2000 helping safety Chris Lepore earn All-America honors. McMillian’s first stop at Annapolis began in 1995 and lasted through the 1997 season as a secondary coach for the junior varsity team while assisting the varsity defense and special teams.
In between his time at Navy, McMillian worked two years at Boise State (1998-99) as the secondary coach helping the Broncos beat Louisville in the 1998 Humanitarian Bowl.
McMillian got his start in coaching during the spring of 1995 as a student assistant during spring drills at Utah State while finishing work on his degree in science and liberal arts.
McMillian was an Aggie captain at Utah State for two seasons (1993-94) helping the Aggies win the Big West title and play in the Las Vegas Bowl. He began his collegiate playing career at San Jose City College (1991-92).
McMillian was born in Bryan and played for head coach Merrill Green at Bryan High School. He is married to the former Cydryce and the couple has two daughters, Cherrelle and Mykayla.