Tuesday February 16, 2010Rivals.com Names Stan Drayton as a Top Position Coach Hire
Rivals.com put out their list of the top position coach hires in the 2010 offseason and Stan Drayton was named the top running back position coach hire by the website’s writers on Tuesday.
college football senior writer Tom Dienhart described Drayton as a student of the game
and as one of the top recruiters in the Southeast. This is Drayton’s second stint at Florida and he re-joins
the UF staff after coaching the running backs at Syracuse University in 2009.
He has also worked in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers.
Known for being an elite recruiter, Drayton was named one of the nation's top-25 recruiters in 2007 following his involvement with Florida's No. 1-rated recruiting class. He mentored the Gator running backs from 2005 through 2007. Drayton has also coached at Tennessee (2008), Mississippi State (2004) and Villanova (1996-2000). At Florida, the Gator rushing offense ranked third in the SEC and 23rd nationally under Drayton's direction in 2007, averaging 200.2 yards per game.
Drayton has spent a combined 13 years coaching running backs on the collegiate level, in addition to three seasons in the NFL. He helped Green Bay to three-straight NFC playoff appearances during his 2001-03 stint with the Packers as offensive quality control and assistant special teams coach.