Former Benedict College co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kevin Saxton Jr. is heading to Missouri to join the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff.

The KC Chiefs announced on Friday additions to the club’s coaching staff for the 2023 season with Saxton slated as the new offensive assistant.

Kevin Saxton Jr.

Saxton took to Twitter to express his excitement in writing, “As one door closes another one opens! Extremely grateful and excited for this next chapter God has planned for me! Let’s get to work”

Saxton started his coaching position with the Benedict College Tigers in February 2022 and helped lead them to victory last season as they won their first SIAC Football Championship.

On March 3, he announced via Twitter his departure from Benedict in a heartfelt message thanking head football coach, Chennis Berry, and the team for the opportunity.

“My time in Columbia has been special. A lot of history has been made and I am nothing short of grateful for the opportunity!” he captioned the message. “@gotigers_bc has allowed me to continue my development as a man and football coach. I am excited for the next chapter that God has in store!”

Prior to Benedict, Saxton served as the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina. During his one season with Cuthbertson, the Cavaliers made their first playoff appearance since 2019, while winning their way to the Sweet 16. Under Saxton, the Cavalier offense received two All-State selections, six All-County selections, and five All-Conference selections. Prior to coaching at Cuthbertson, Saxton spent three years at Emory and Henry College as the co-offensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

Kansas City Chief’s head coach Andy Reid commented on this season’s coaching changes and expressed his excitement for what the new hires will bring to the table.

“Every offseason in the National Football League brings change, and for the first time in a while we had some movement on the coaching staff,” Head Coach Andy Reid said. “Obviously, we lost a couple of really talented coaches in Coach Bieniemy and Coach Lewis, and I’m happy for both of those guys getting new opportunities to show what they can do in this league. On the strength and conditioning side of things, I’d like to congratulate Coach Rubin on an outstanding career and wish him the best in retirement. As for our changes this year, I’m excited to see what these coaches can do in their new roles. They are all talented individuals with unique skillsets. All of them have the ability to bring something different to the table to benefit our team and specifically our players.”