NCCU names Trei Oliver head football coach


DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Trei Oliver is returning to North Carolina Central University. 

Oliver not only played for the Eagles but served as an assistant coach, too. 

“I’m extremely excited. It’s good to be home,” Oliver said. 

Oliver played cornerback for the Eagles from 1994-97 where he recorded 24 pass break ups, 7 interceptions and 31 passes defended. 

After graduating from NCCU in 1998, he began his coaching career at Delaware State. He returned to NCCU in 2003 where he helped the Eagles win back-to-back MEAC titles in 2005 and 2006.

Oliver spent the last three seasons as Southern University’ s defensive coordinator.

Before his time at Southern, Oliver coached outside linebackers and was recruiting coordinator at North Carolina A&T State University from 2011-15

Oliver earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Grambling State University in 2010. 

His father played wide receiver at NCCU from 19963-66. 

His wife, Yvette. is also a NCCU grad. They have one son – Reggie. 

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