|Position:||Defensive Graduate Assistant|
Cedric Douglas is in his first season at A-State as a graduate assistant coach working on the defensive side of the ball.
Douglas joined the A-State staff after spending the 2016 season as defensive line coach and academic liaison at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. During his lone season at Hutchinson, the Blue Dragons defense ranked No. 12 in the nation in scoring defense (18.0 ppg), No. 10 in total defense (242.0 ypg) and No. 13 in rushing defense (91.0 ypg).
Hutchinson's defense led the conference and ranked 14th nationally in sacks with 44, and the defensive line accounted for 24.5 of those to go along with 74.5 tackles for loss.
Douglas tutored two First Team All-Region VI selections, including A-State signee Ronheen Bingham and Kansas signee J.J. Holmes. He also coached second team all-conference pick Tayland Humphrey, who is ranked as the No. 1 JUCO defensive tackle in the nation, and one honorable mention choice who went on to sign with Arkansas.
Douglas went to Hutchinson after serving as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College in 2015. The Red Ravens posted an 8-3 record, while their offense ranked No. 5 in the nation in scoring (over 50 ppg) and No. 8 in total offense (over 480 ypg). He coached Second Team All-Jayhawk Conference selection Trevor Neloms as well.
The 2013 and 2014 seasons saw Douglas coach at Ave Maria (Fla.) University in multiple roles. Working as the running backs and return specialist coach in 2013, Douglas was part of the staff that achieved the program's first winning season while also being recognized as the NAIA Independent Conference champions. The Ave Maria staff was selected to coach the NAIA All-Star Team in the NAIA vs Division II All-Star game. Douglas tutored USCAA All-America Running back Scott Jones, who helped the squad record 1,600 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns.
He was promoted to recruiting coordinator in 2014 and also moved from running backs coach to wide receivers coach. The 2014 season saw his receiving corps post over 2,200 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns, both of which led the conference. He coached Travis Makauskas, who led the league in receptions, yards and touchdowns and was selected for the 2014 NAIA vs D2 All-Star Game.
Douglas began his coaching career at Lincoln High School in the fall of 2012, operating as the varsity outside linebackers and running backs coach. He helped lead the team to a 6-3 record, and the squad produced three all-conference players.
The Milan, Mich., native was a member of the Northern Michigan University football team from 2007-11, appearing in 35 games as a linebacker and defensive end while recording 89 tackles, two interceptions and nine sacks. He earned his bachelor's degree in special education/secondary education in 2011.