VSN (admin) Published on Tuesday 24 January 2023 – 13:30
Elgin, Ill. The Judson University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of former NFL safety and return specialist Quintin Demps as the next head coach of Judson University Football.
The San Antonio, Texas native is a nine-year NFL veteran who has played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Chicago Bears. During his career, Demps recorded 312 tackles, 18 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and has a total of three career touchdowns. Demps played four years at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he ranks second in program history with 17 interceptions.
“I want to give glory and honor first to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he continues to amaze me with his unconditional love,” Demps said. “I am beyond excited about this opportunity to be the next head coach at Judson University. I look forward to building a culture where God is honored, academics are a priority, and soccer is a privilege. I want to thank the Judson administration for having us believed in me. It’s time!”
Demps succeeds Dan Paplaczyk, who led Judson University through its first two seasons of competition. Under Paplaczyk’s coaching, Judson compiled his first six wins in program history and developed several key players on offense, defense, and special teams.
“We are very excited to have Quintin Demps as our next coach,” said Dr. Gene Crume, president of Judson University. “He’s taking over a great foundation at a very important moment in the history of the program.”
Demps recently spent time as the defensive backs coach for the Judson University soccer team. Additionally, Demps served as an assistant track and field coach at Judson. Demps was formerly the Defensive Backs Coach at Trinity International University (TIU) and was the Defensive Coordinator at Grayslake Central High School. Additionally, Demps was on the track and field coaching staff at Grayslake Central. A student in TIU’s mental health counseling program with a theology component, Demps believes it’s his mission to work with young athletes.
“Coach Demps has proven to be a valued and impactful member of our Judson Community,” said Athletics Director Rick Williams. “His work as a defensive coach has gone far beyond the confines of the football field. Many of our athletes attest to the positive and influential role he plays in their lives by fusing his love for Christ with his passion for sports and helping others. We look forward to seeing God work through Coach Demps in this role.”
Judson University welcomes Demps as Head Football Coach effective immediately.
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