Adam Braithwaite is in his first season as the safeties coach for the University of Michigan football program. Braithwaite was elevated to the full-time staff after spending the past two seasons as a staff assistant.
Braithwaite was the defensive coordinator at Hampden-Sydney College (Va.) during the 2007 season. He worked with the linebackers and coordinated the special teams for the program's conference championship team and Division III National Playoff run. Prior to accepting his position at Hampden-Sydney, Braithwaite was a defensive graduate assistant for Rodriguez at West Virginia (2005-06). He assisted with the secondary and linebackers and helped the Mountaineers win a pair of bowl games (2006 Sugar and 2007 Gator) and the 2005 Big East title.
Braithwaite was the safeties coach at William & Mary in 2004 when the Tribe claimed the Atlantic 10 Championship and reached the semifinals of the Division I-AA National Championship. He gained his first college coaching position as the wide receivers and tight end coach at West Liberty State College (2003).
Braithwaite was a four-year letterman at defensive back for William & Mary (1997-2001), and was the starting strong safety on the Tribe's 2001 Atlantic 10 co-Championship team. He earned his bachelor of arts from William & Mary (2002) and his master's degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia (2007).
A member of the American Football Coaches Association, Braithwaite is single and resides in Ann Arbor.
The Braithwaite File
Date of Birth: October 9, 1978
Birthplace: Winchester, Va.
High School: John Handley
College: William & Mary (2002)
Graduate School: West Virginia (2007)
College Bowl Experience (2)
West Virginia: Gator Bowl (2007); Sugar Bowl (2006)