Football Coaching Staff
Cordie Greenlea

The former Delaware State offensive line standout and teammate of Hornet head coach Rod Milstead returns to his alma mater as a new member of the coaching staff.

Greenlea was a member of the Hornet football team from 1985 to ’89, helping to lead the program to three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships.

Prior to joining the DSU coaching staff, he served as a Football Coach Consultant for various high schools. His services included scouting and film analysis, designing game plans, planning and operation of off-season camps, assisting with college placement of prospective student-athletes and serving as a liaison between youth and high school football programs. 

From 2011 to 2015, Greenlea was head football coach at Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Del. During his tenure, a total of 14 Delcastle players were signed by college programs. In addition, Greenlea served as a head coach and offensive coordinator in the 2015 Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star Game, defensive coordinator in the 2012 contest and running backs coach in the 2014 Chesapeake All-Star Game.

Greenlea was head coach at Brandywine High School (Del.) for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In 2015, he was selected as the State Coach-of-the-Year and Blue Hen Conference Flight B Coach-of-the-Year. Also that season, the school produced seven all-state and 11 all-conference players, while 14 signed to play college football during his two years with the program.     

He began his coaching career in 1995 as head coach at Brandywine High School in Wilmington, Del., serving there until 2001. In addition to turning around a program that was winless before his arrival, Greenlea’s tenure was also highlighted by a 100% graduation rate for team members and assisting a total of 32 players to achieve their dream of competing at the college level. Former Brandywine players earned full scholarships, to among other schools, Delaware State, Navy, James Madison, William& Mary, Army and the University of Delaware.

In addition, he was a Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star Game assistant coach in 1996 and ’99.

Throughout his coaching career, Greenlea has participated in numerous camps, including programs at Penn State and Delaware State University. He has also involved with the National Football League Youth Athletic Program and helped to plan and operate a youth football camp in the City of Wilmington (Del.).    

Greenlea holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from Delaware State and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Wilmington (Del.) University.  

He also operates, along with his wife, a non-profit organization “Mending Lives One Stitch at a Time,” which gathers and refurbishes for people in need. The organization currently partners with Goodwill industries, The United Way, a variety of different shelters and community - based programs and churches.

Position: Linebackers
Alma Mater: Delaware State
Graduating Year: 1989
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 302-857-6025
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