Former West Virginia offensive lineman Mike Compton will enter his second season as an O-line coach at Virginia’s Bluefield College, which will enter its second year as a program and first in the NAIA’s Division I in 2012.
Compton, a native of Richlands, VA, began his coaching career as a line coach at Tazewell High School in his home state before taking the head job at Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, VA, in 2008 and, eventually, landing at Bluefield in 2011.
A two-time All-Big East performer and an All-American in 1992, Compton was a three-year starter for the Mountaineers and is a member of the school’s athletic hall of fame.
Known for his trademark visor, Compton was a third-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 1993 and played in the NFL for the Lions, New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars until 2004. The lineman earned two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.
A look back at Compton is part of West Virginia Week here at Lost Lettermen, where we examine some of the great moments and players in the school’s football history. Mike Compton profile