Joel Brighton
Joel Brighton

St. Augustine, Fla.

Graduate Assistant Coach-Defense

1st year

Alma Mater:
Florida, 2006

Beginning his first year as a graduate assistant coach for the Green Wave is Joel Brighton who will be responsible for assisting the Tulane coaches with the defense.

Brighton, 27, comes to Tulane after spending the last three years during his second stint at Fleming High School in Orange Park, Fla., where he served as the co-defensive coordinator and the special teams and recruiting coordinator, as well as the linebackers coach. Under his tutelage, his linebackers achieved first team all-district, all-area and all-county, and he organized the Annual Golden Eagle 7-on-7 Passing Tournament.

During his first tour at Fleming High School from 2003-04, he assisted with the development and implementation of the school's inaugural football program.

Prior to Fleming High School, Brighton worked as a student assistant at the University of Florida football offices where he assisted the graduate assistants with film break down, assisted with team travel, compiled scouting reports and assisted with summer camps.

A native of St. Augustine, Fla., Brighton received his bachelor's degree recreation and event management from the University of Florida in May 2006 and also earned a minor in education. Brighton will work toward a master's degree in liberal arts from Tulane.