Adam Braithwaite is in his third season at UTC and the second as the Mocs defensive coordinator. He was promoted to the position in February 2013 and led one of the top defenses in the FCS last season.
In 2013, the Mocs led the SoCon and were No. 17 in the nation in total defense (328.9 ypg). UTC also led the SoCon in passing defense (151.6 ypg), pass efficiency defense (120.60) and scoring defense (20.4 ppg).
Braithwaite has coached the safeties each of the last two seasons. D.J. Key was a two-time first team All-SoCon performer under his tutelage, while Chattanooga finished second in the league in total defense in 2012.
He spent 2011 as the defensive coordinator for NCAA Division III Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. The Captains went 8-3 in his only season, winning the USA Southern Athletic Conference title with a 7-0 mark in league play.
Prior to coaching at CNU, Braithwaite spent three years on the staff at the University of Michigan. He coached the Wolverines safeties in 2010, following two seasons as a graduate assistant. He began his coaching career at West Liberty State in 2003 and returned to William and Mary as an assistant on the Tribe’s 2004 FCS (formerly I-AA) national semifinalist team.
Braithwaite served as a graduate assistant working with defensive backs and linebackers at West Virginia for two seasons from 2005-06. In 2007, he took over as defensive coordinator at Hampden-Sydney College, also coaching linebackers and special teams. He helped lead Hampden-Sydney to an Old Dominion Athletic Conference title before heading to Michigan.
A 2002 graduate of William and Mary, Braithwaite played defensive back for the Tribe from 1997-2001.