Javier Gonzalez rejoins the Southern Miss football staff for his first season as the defensive quality control coach. Gonzalez will assist defensive coordinate David Duggan and work directly with the coaches of the secondary, Pete Golding and Lytrel Pollard.
Prior to returning to the Golden Eagles, Gonzalez worked at Minot State University in Minot, N.D. as the cornerbacks coach. He was responsible for preparation and performance of the cornerbacks, as well as film breakdown, self-scouting and monitoring academics.
In 2013-14, Gonzalez served as the Graduate Assistant in the Southern Miss Sports Video Department, working directly with football. He assisted in coordinating film exchange, as well as, videotaping and editing film.
Before working with the Golden Eagles, Gonzalez worked at Wofford College as a defensive quality control coach in 2012-13. The Joliet, Ill. native, helped with film breakdown and game day charting. He was a staff member for the team's 2012 Southern Conference Championship.
In addition, Gonzalez worked at Joliet Junior College (2009-11) as an assistant football coach for the secondary, helping the team with the 2009 Graphic Edge Bowl. He was an assistant football coach, working with wide receivers, at Joliet Central High School (2008) and was the Hammond High School head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach for the secondary (2006).
Gonzalez earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Governors State University in 2009 before earning a master's degree in public safety administration from Lewis University in 2010.