Stan Drayton

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Stan Drayton
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Running backs coach
Team Texas
Conference Big 12
Biographical details
Born (1971-03-11) March 11, 1971 (age 46)
Cleveland, Ohio
Alma mater Allegheny College
Playing career
1989–1992 Allegheny College
Position(s) Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994 Eastern Michigan (RB)
1995 Penn (RB)
1996–1999 Villanova (RB)
2000 Bowling Green (RB)
2001–2003 Green Bay Packers (OQC/ST)
2004 Mississippi State (RB)
2005–2007 Florida (RB)
2008 Tennessee (RB)
2009 Syracuse (RB)
2010 Florida (RB)
2011 Ohio State (WR)
2012–2014 Ohio State (RB)
2015–2016 Chicago Bears (RB)
2017–present Texas (AHC/RB/RGC)

Stan Drayton (born March 11, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the associate head coach, running backs coach, and run game coordinator at The University of Texas at Austin. He previously coached running backs for the Chicago Bears and Ohio State.


Drayton was born on March 11, 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] He attended Allegheny College, where he played running back on the football team. As a sophomore, Drayton helped lead the Gators to the 1990 NCAA Division III national championship, and ended his career as the top rusher in Division III history (record later broken). He also competed in track and field, winning numerous NCAC titles, and earned all-conference honors in both sports. Drayton is married to Monique Fuller and has two children.


Drayton held running back coaching positions with the Eastern Michigan Eagles (1994), Penn Quakers (1995), Villanova Wildcats (1996–1999), and Bowling Green Falcons (2000), before being hired by the Green Bay Packers as Assistant Offensive Quality Control and Special Teams Coach from 2001–2003.

Following his time with the Packers he worked as a running backs coach with the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2004), Florida Gators (2005–2007), Tennessee Volunteers (2008), and Syracuse Orange (2009). He returned to the Gators for the 2010 campaign.[2]

In January 2011, Drayton was hired as a wide receivers coach by the Ohio State Buckeyes. Following the 2011 season, he was reassigned to the role of running backs coach, under new head coach Urban Meyer (his former boss and mentor at Florida). He also served as assistant head coach in 2013 and 2014. Under Drayton's tutelage, Buckeye running back Carlos Hyde recorded 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns, while also recording the eighth-highest yardage per game in the nation with 126.8. In 2014, Drayton guided Ezekiel Elliott to 1,878 yards, third-most in the country and the second-most in Ohio State history.[3]

In February 2015, Drayton was hired as a running backs coach for the Chicago Bears.[4] With Drayton, rookie Jordan Howard recorded 1,313 rushing yards in 2016, the second-highest in the NFL behind Elliott.[5]

Drayton returned to the college ranks in 2017, joining the Texas Longhorns.[5]