Milo Austin joined the University of Cincinnati football staff in June 2010 as the Director of Player Development.
Austin joins the Bearcats after spending the spring of 2010 as the running backs coach at Montana State University.
In his role, Austin will work directly with UC's student-athletes, providing guidance and counsel while ensuring they are adhering to the seven core principles of head coach Butch Jones' football program, regarding intellectual, social, spiritual, physical, and skill development.
He will also help manage many of UC's off-the-field responsibilities including overseeing the highly-successful Cats In The Community program.
"Milo is a high character individual who has a great deal of passion for the game of football and a desire to see student-athletes succeed at the highest level," head coach Butch Jones said. "He has proven to be an excellent role model, and also a caring and committed mentor for his players, both on the field and in the classroom."
Prior to his time with the Bobcats, Austin spent the 2009 season as a high school teacher and coach. He was at Hampton from 2007-08, serving as the video coordinator in 2007 before being promoted to running backs coach in 2008.
He started his coaching career in 2006 at Midwestern State (Texas) mentoring the running backs. At Midwestern State, Austin helped lead an offense that averaged 520 yards per game and topped the NCAA Division II ledger in total offense and ranked No. 6 in rushing. The offense produced an all-conference running back and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Austin played collegiately at Salisbury University (2000-02) and West Virginia University (2003-04). At Salisbury, he earned first-team all-conference honors, and was the AFCA Southest Region Rookie of the Year in 2002.
Austin closed out his collegiate playing career at West Virginia as a letterwinner on the 2003 BIG EAST Conference Championship squad.
Austin is a 2005 graduate of WVU where he received a bachelor's degree in sports psychology. Austin has a daughter, Nevaeh.