Sheldon Tucker Jr., joins the Beaver Football coaching staff in 2019 as the cornerbacks coach. Tucker served as the varsity wide receivers coach at James Monroe High School in Rochester, N.Y., before joining the BSU coaching staff.
Tucker coached the cornerbacks in 2019 and the success the had on the Gang Green defense for a team that went 8-3 in 2019. Michael Junker led the cornerback group by picking off 8 of the 17 interceptions recorded by the defense this season. Junker's 8 interceptions put him 4th in the country and helped him become a first team All-American. The secondary helped the Gang Green defense average 20.8 points per game and boasted a 28.7 percent third down conversion rates, which ranked 13th best in the nation. The red zone defense for the Beavers ranks 4th best in the country with 60.7 percent. Michael Junker, along with being an All-American, was named to the All-NSIC team and Gunnar Feldhege was named to the All-NSIC second team.
Tucker has worked with quarterbacks and wide receivers, as offensive coordinator, since August 2017 in the high school level after serving as the offensive coordinator with the Roc City Wolves Semi-Professional team. During his lone season with Roc City, Tucker helped the Wolves rank second in the conference in points per game. Prior to joining Roc City, Tucker was the junior varsity defensive coordinator at James Monroe High School from May 2015 through January 2017 and served as a student assistant for defensive backs at St. John Fisher College from September 2013 through May 2014.
Tucker is from Rochester, N.Y.