Coaxum and new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, who was previously the Ravens’ offensive coordinator, worked together this past season. It was Coaxum’s first year in the NFL after he was an assistant at Army from 2007-13.
The 38-year-old Coaxum coached linebackers his first two seasons with the Black Knights before moving to cornerbacks his final five seasons. He was co-defensive coordinator at Henry County High in McDonough, Ga. from 2005-06.
A West Point graduate, Coaxum retired from the U.S. military in 2003 and was a defensive backs coach that year for 71st High School in Fayetteville, N.C. He was a cornerback for the Black Knights from 1997-99.
Coaxum joins a franchise that hired Kubiak earlier this month after a disappointing loss in the AFC divisional playoffs to the Indianapolis Colts. Newly hired Bears coach John Fox parted ways with Denver, where he had coached for four seasons, the day after the Broncos' playoff loss.