Former Horned Frog Modkins added to football coaching staff

Jeremy Modkins was promoted to safeties coach from defensive analyst Thursday. Photo courtesy of

By Robbie Vaglio

Former TCU football player Jeremy Modkins is coming back to Hell’s Half Acre as the cornerback’s coach, according to head coach Gary Patterson.

Paul Gonzales, who coached the cornerbacks last season, will become the safeties coach and defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow will move from safeties to linebackers.

Modkins, a Marlin, Texas native, is familiar with TCU’s defensive style as he served as TCU’s defensive analyst for the past four seasons. Modkins also served as a graduate assistant for the Horned Frogs where he earned his master’s degree in liberal arts.

He was also TCU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2005 and a four-year letterman with 35 career starts. He recorded 67 tackles and three interceptions in his senior campaign. Modkins recorded a career-high 12 tackles and a forced fumble in a 2005 victory over Utah. He completed his career with five tackles, a forced fumble and two pass breakups in TCU’s 2005 27-24 victory over Iowa State in the Houston Bowl.

Modkins graduated from TCU in 2005 with a degree in communications. He then signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns. He also played with the Green Bay Packers.

Modkins’ brother, Curtis, was also a TCU star and served as an NFL assistant coach for 10 seasons. He is currently the Denver Broncos’ running backs coach.