Le’Andre Creamer is in the first year of his second stint at Delaware State after serving the last three seasons on the Alabama State coaching staff.
In 2017, with Creamer assisting the defense, the Hornets finished atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in both scoring defense and total defense. The Hornets allowed 18.0 points per game and allowed opposing teams 303.5 yards per game of total offense. The defense held opponents to just 155.64 yards through the air. They also forced 24 turnovers (13 fumbles and 11 interceptions), including returning two interceptions and a fumble for touchdowns. The Hornets also sacked the opposing team’s quarterback 21 times.
Prior to Alabama State, Creamer served as the defensive line coach in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) at Morgan State. He coached the defensive backs for the Bears during his first season as his secondary accounted for 11 of the team’s 15 interceptions (third in the MEAC; T-25th in FCS), the highest total by a Bears’ team since 2008 (19- MSU record). They also ranked sixth in the MEAC in pass defense.
While at Morgan State, DeShaun Summers ranked third in the MEAC in passes defended (11) and was eighth in interceptions with three. He also coached senior standout cornerback Joe Rankin who also finished with three picks, and completed his Bear career ranked No. 2 in school history with 13 career interceptions – two shy of matching the record posted by Joe Fowlkes (15).
Before joining the Morgan State staff, Creamer spent four years (2007-2010) at Howard where he was the defensive coordinator under head coach Carey Bailey. During his final season, the Bison ranked as high as second in rush defense (117.5) and fourth in sacks (23). All-American linebacker Keith Pough, who collected 100 tackles and led the league with 10.5 during the 2010 season, anchored Creamer’s defensive unit.
Creamer also served three years at Delaware State where he was defensive backs coach from 2003 to 2005.
The 2005 Hornets were tops in the MEAC, and third among all FCS teams in pass efficiency defense (95.09) and sacks (3.36 ppg.). During his last season, Delaware State also ranked fourth in FCS in tackles for loss (8.27 ppg.), fifth in total defense (269.6 ypg.) and ninth in passing defense (154.7 ypg.).
Senior linebacker Sam Smith led Creamer’s 2005 defense. Smith was a Sheridan Broadcast Network (Black College) First Team All-America, SportsNetwork Third Team All-America and All-MEAC First Team selection. Additionally, he was a free agent signee with the New England Patriots.
Delaware State cornerback Blake Saunders was named to the 2005 All-MEAC First Team and went on to play for the Arena League’s Georgia Wildcats, while linebacker Kenny Kern signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.
During Cream’s 2003 stint with the Hornets, strong safety Tyrone Greenwood was tops in the FCS in forced fumbles, while free safety Jemel Trott was the FCS Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting three passes, returning one for a touchdown (vs. Florida A&M).
From 1999-2002, Creamer was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Tennessee State University. In 1999, the 11-1 Tigers were the Ohio Valley Conference champions and tops in the final FCS regular season poll. While at Tennessee State, Creamer developed two All-America and five All-OVC First Team defensive backs. Four of his TSU players went on to sign professional contracts.
Creamer has also served as defensive backs coach at Southern Utah University (1998-99), SUNY-Buffalo (1994-95) and Morgan State (1991-92). He was the running backs coach at SUNY-Buffalo in 1993. In addition, he was the head football coach at Wilmington (Del.) High School from 1997 to 1998, and defensive coordinator at Edwin Gould Academy in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. from 1995 to 1996.
As a player at Tennessee, Creamer was a four-year starter at defensive back, earning freshman All-America honors in 1984. He helped lead the Volunteers to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Sugar Bowl championships in 1985. Tennessee also won the Liberty Bowl (1986) and Peach Bowl (1987) contests, and appeared in the Sun Bowl (1984) during his playing days.
Off the field at Tennessee, Creamer was a Dean’s List student and a member of the Senior Class Peer Advisory Council. Creamer was a star football and track & field athlete at Northwestern High School in Baltimore, Md.
He has two children, a daughter Nasia and a son, Neiko.