Cody Edwards joined the Tusculum University football coaching staff in the summer of 2018. Edwards served as the TU safeties coach and was also the running game coordinator during the 2018 campaign. He took over coaching the TU linebackers and promoted to defensive coordinator in March 2019. He also served as the team's travel coordinator.
In 2019, he coached two All-South Atlantic Conference linebackers in Ivan Hogans and Jackson Cauthen. Cauthen was also recognized for his work off the field where he is an honors student and a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District Football first team.
In his first year as defensive coordinator, the 2019 Pioneers led the SAC in defensive touchdowns scored (3 - 23rd in NCAA II), first down defense (175 - 21st in NCAA II), and fourth-down percentage defense (.286 - 10th in NCAA II). Tusculum was also 28th in the country in total defense (309 ypg).
Edwards came to Tusculum after serving as the co-defensive coordinator at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also mentored the safeties and SAM linebackers with the Seahawks while also serving as academic coordinator and summer camp coordinator.
He served the 2016 campaign as defensive coordinator at The John Cooper School and was the run game and defensive coordinator at Royal Palm Beach High School for two seasons.
The Haysi, Virginia native coached safeties and was the assistant secondary coach at John Carroll University in 2013. While at the University Heights, Ohio school he helped John Carroll to a 9-2 record and a berth to the NCAA Playoffs. He mentored three All-Conference players including one All-American.
Edwards served as an intern on the football staff at the University of Tennessee during the 2012 season. He served as a liaison for all NFL and professional scouts and the Vol for Life Program. He also aided the football operations staff and worked with the university’s summer football camps.
He is a 2010 graduate of UVA Wise where he earned Bachelor of Science degree in business administration while also lettering on the football team for the Cavaliers.