WATCH: Palm Bay Native, Former Bayside Bear Deon Broomfield Returns to Iowa State to Coach
By Steve Wilson // March 4, 2021
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WATCH: Deon Broomfield, Safeties Coach with the Iowa State Cyclones talks with Steve Wilson in the latest edition of “Sit Down with Steve.” Broomfield talks about his days at Bayside High School, his playing days for the Cyclones and Buffalo Bills, his coaching, both in the college ranks, and in the NFL, and much more in this exclusive interview.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Deon Broomfield is one of the best and brightest to ever come out of Brevard County and you just knew that if he didn’t end up playing football professionally, he would be coaching football for a living.
A Palm Bay, Florida native, and a graduate of Bayside High School, Broomfield started playing football at an early age. His brothers Allen, Brandon and Corey all excelled on the football field and it came as no surprise that Deon did as well.
After playing four years at Bayside high, Broomfield was awarded a football scholarship to Iowa State University. While playing for the Cyclones, he excelled not only on the football field, but also the classroom and received an ISU Scholar Athlete Award.
After graduating from college, Broomfield signed with the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. and was on the practice squad during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Injuries ended his NFL dreams, but his real calling as a coach began.
After coaching stops at Carthage College, Western Illinois University and Indiana State University, Broomfield did a stint as a defensive backs coach with the Houston Texans in 2020.
He recently received an offer the couldn’t refuse as his alma mater, Iowa State University, offered him a job coaching the safeties.
When talking about the decision to join the Cyclones, he smiles and says, “there is a complete buy-in by the Ames community and the University,” and said he’s truly excited to be back with the Cyclones.