Taggart Brown was named quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma Baptist in March 2021 after serving at Oklahoma State in an offensive student assistant role since 2018.
During his time at OSU, the Cowboys had three bowl game appearances, including the Music City Bowl, Texas Bowl, and Cheez-It Bowl.
In 2019, Brown received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science concentrating in Strength and Conditioning from OSU with a minor in Coaching Science.
A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Brown played football, baseball, and ran track at Chisholm High School. He was a captain for two years and helped the Longhorns make the playoffs for the first time in 11 years. Brown was a state all-star and district MVP.
Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Safeties
Office Phone: 405.585.5297
Cell Phone: 405.3615739
Brandon Morris was hired as OBU football’s outside linebackers coach prior to the 2014 season after two years at middle linebackers coach at Southmoore High School and one year at Edmond North High School.
He was promoted to strength and conditioning coordinator prior to the 2015 season and will continue coaching linebackers. Morris is entering his eighth year coaching the Bison defense.
in 2019, Morris led the Bison defense to one of the best games of the division II record. Against Southern Nazarene, the Bison ended their regular season on a high defensive note.
After playing nose guard at Westmoore High School, he played middle linebacker at the University of Oklahoma.
Morris is assistant youth pastor and assistant to the head pastor at Revival for Christ Club and is part of a live Christian Dinner Theater in Moore that helps raise funds for missions to the Philippines, as well as reaching families in need in the local community.
Assistant Coach / Running Backs
Office Phone: 405.585.5297
Cell Phone: 909.809.4127
Abert Monge was hired in 2019 as assistant football coach for the Bison football team.
Prior to becoming a football coach, Monge played football and baseball for OBU and was a part of the first Division II Great American Conference Championship team for Bison Baseball in 2019.
Monge earned his Associate’s Degree in Communication Studies before transferring and earning a Bachelor’s Degree from OBU in Psychology, Pre-Counseling. He is currently studying in the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program at OBU.
Monge was born in San Bernardino, California, where he spent the majority of his life, before coming to OBU.
Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator / Linebackers / Special Team Coordinator
Cell Phone: 405.760.1856
Jason Melot was hired in 2012 as assistant football coach for the first Bison football team since 1940. Melot is entering his 10th season working with the Bison.
Melot came to OBU from Southmoore High School where he worked as assistant head football coach under new OBU Head Coach Chris Jensen. In addition to coordinating special teams, he will work with inside linebackers and coordinate recruiting.
Melot earned his bachelor of science degree in biology education from East Central University in 1993 and was hired that fall at Wynnewood, where he coached football (defensive coordinator three years) and basketball.
The 2012 president of the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association, Melot worked as a head coach and defensive coordinator at Pauls Valley from 1999-2004 and became assistant football coach at Westmoore in 2004. In 2008, he joined the staff at Southmoore.
He has been Teacher of the Year at both Pauls Valley (2002) and Wynnewood (1998). He also has been a clinic speaker for the Oil Bowl (2000) and has coached on three district championship teams.
Melot is a graduate of Tecumseh High School and has a daughter, Madalynne. He married OBU alum Rachael Monroe in 2015.
Assistant Coach / Corners
Office Phone: 405-585-5571
Cell Phone: 918-951-4687
- Justin Gordon returned to the OBU football staff in the spring of 2020 as the cornerbacks coach.
Prior to coming back to Bison Hill, Gordon coached at Guthrie High School where he served as the secondary coach, as well as assisting with track and field. Previous to that, Gordon served on the staff of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M as the linebackers coach.
Gordon initially joined the OBU football staff in 2017, serving as the running backs coach and film coordinator.
Prior to OBU he spent time at Bartlesville High School, where he coached football and baseball and was voted a Rising Star Teacher. He coached wide receivers, including an All-State and record-breaking student-athlete. The Bruins were 10-2 in Gordon's first year with the team. He also coached the 18-under Bartlesville American Legion team and assisted with the BHS varsity and junior varsity baseball teams.
Gordon lettered in football and baseball at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, graduating in 2009. After playing quarterback and outfield at Dodge City Community College, Gordon played cornerback at Belhaven University in Mississippi.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in sports media from Oklahoma State in 2014 and won the Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives Award for Best New Journalist of the year in 2015 as sports editor for the Tahlequah Daily Press.
Gordon is married to Hunter Gordon and attends City Church. He enjoys reading, hunting, traveling and being outdoors.
Assistant Coach / Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers / NFL Laison
Office Phone: 405.585.5296
Cell Phone: 650.793.0357
Daniel Eaton was named wide receivers coach at Oklahoma Baptist in July 2019 after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Black Hills State during the 2018 season.
Daniel was named Offensive Coordinator for the Bison going into the 2022 season. He will continue to coach the receivers.
Prior to his tenure with the Yellowjackets, Eaton was the wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator and director of recruiting at Harker High School in San Jose, California.
A native of Los Altos, California, Eaton played Division I football at UCLA from 2012-16.
Assistant Coach / Defensive Line
Office Phone: 405.585.5298
Cell Phone: 334.590.7030
Cedric Leonard joined the Bison coaching staff as defensive line coach in 2019 after serving the previous two years as a graduate assistant at Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Prior to joining the Mustangs in 2017, Leonard was a student assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of North Alabama.
In four years as a college football coach, Leonard’s teams have combined for six conference championships at the Division I and Division II levels.
Leonard received his Bachelor of Science degree in sport and fitness administration from UNA in 2017, and expects to complete work on a master’s degree at Midwestern State in 2020.
A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Leonard played several positions at St. Jude High School while serving as a three-year captain. He earned honorable mention all-state and all-region honors for the Pirates and also lettered in track and field.
He began his college football playing career at defensive line for Troy University before transferring to North Alabama in 2013 where he played under legendary head coach Bobby Wallace.
Assistant Coach / Tight Ends
Office Phone: 405.585.5572
Cell Phone: 210.865.9392
Zach Blevins joined the OBU coaching staff in 2020 as the tight ends coach. In November 2020 he received his Bachelor of Arts in Sports Recreation and Sports Recreation Management from OBU. He played offensive line for the Bison all four years, starting three of those years. In 2018, Blevins’s junior season, the Bison o-line led NCAA Division II in pass protection, allowing the fewest sacks (three) of any team in the country. Zach is from Cibolo, Texas where he attended and graduated from Byron P. Steele High School. He earned academic and athletic honors including Academic All-State and All-District First Team Offensive Line. He helped the Knights to the Texas 6A State Semi-Finals his junior and senior years.
Coach Blevins is married to Allie who is also a 2020 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist. They have one child, their daughter Millie Rose Blevins.