Paul Gonzales, who coached the cornerbacks last season, will become the safeties coach and defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow will move from safeties to linebackers.
Modkins, a Marlin, Texas native, is familiar with TCU’s defensive style as he served as TCU’s defensive analyst for the past four seasons. Modkins also served as a graduate assistant for the Horned Frogs where he earned his master’s degree in liberal arts.
He was also TCU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2005 and a four-year letterman with 35 career starts. He recorded 67 tackles and three interceptions in his senior campaign. Modkins recorded a career-high 12 tackles and a forced fumble in a 2005 victory over Utah. He completed his career with five tackles, a forced fumble and two pass breakups in TCU’s 2005 27-24 victory over Iowa State in the Houston Bowl.
Modkins graduated from TCU in 2005 with a degree in communications. He then signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns. He also played with the Green Bay Packers.
Modkins’ brother, Curtis, was also a TCU star and served as an NFL assistant coach for 10 seasons. He is currently the Denver Broncos’ running backs coach.