University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck announced additions and changes to his staff today.
Addae coached Arizona defensive backs in 2016-17 after working for the team as an analyst from 2013-15.
At Arizona, Addae helped develop Arizona’s young defensive backs into some of the team’s top performers on the defensive side of the ball. Four of Arizona’s leading tacklers were in the secondary in 2017 in Lorenzo Burns, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Scottie Young and Jace Whittaker. That quartet combined for 261 tackles, 24 pass breakups and 12 interceptions.
Addae spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as the running backs coach at Cincinnati, where he mentored All-Big East Second-Team selection Isaiah Pead, who rushed for 1,029 yards while leading the conference in yards per carry (6.6), a mark that ranked him in the top-10 nationally. Pead, who averaged 93.6 yards per game, was Cincinnati’s first 1,000-yard rusher in almost a decade and at the time was the Bearcats’ seventh player to hit the mark. Addae was recognized by Rivals.com as one of the top-10 recruiters in the Big East Conference.
Before coaching the Bearcats, Addae served as Cincinnati’s Director of Player Development. He also managed many of the team’s off-the-field responsibilities, including the Cats In The Community program.
Prior to his time at Cincinnati, he was a defensive graduate assistant at Michigan where he worked with the Wolverines’ secondary and scout team offense.
Addae was a graduate assistant in the football video department at West Virginia University in 2007.
The Valrico, Fla., native was a four-year starter and three-time All-Big East performer at West Virginia where he played defensive back. He was a two-time captain and was a finalist for the 2005 Ronnie Lott Trophy.
Addae was selected for the Senior Bowl in 2005 and participated in the NFL Combine. He signed a free agent contract with his hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005 and spent the end of the season with the Indianapolis Colts.
Addae and his wife, Maryann, have two sons, Agyeman and Ayden.
ADDAE AT A GLANCE
2017: Minnesota – defensive backs
2016-17: Arizona – defensive backs
2013-15: Arizona – analyst
2010-11: Cincinnati – running backs
2008-09: Michigan – defensive graduate assistant
2007: West Virginia – football video graduate assistant
Playing Experience: West Virginia (defensive back), 2001-05
Birthday: May 30, 1982
Hometown: Valrico, Fla.
High School: Riverview High School, 2001
Alma Mater: West Virginia, 2006
Sons: Agyeman and Ayden
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