SIT DOWN WITH STEVE: Educator Dr. Rudy Deveaux, 1985 Cocoa High Graduate, Continues to Lead and Inspire
By Steve Wilson // May 25, 2021
Deveaux was inducted into the Tuskegee University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017
WATCH: Dr. Rudy Deveaux, a 1985 Cocoa High School graduate and 2017 inductee into the Tuskegee University Athletic Hall of Fame, talks with Steve Wilson in the latest edition of “Sit Down With Steve.” Dr. Deveaux talks about his Cocoa days, his college days and much more in this exclusive interview.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At an early age, Dr. Rudy Deveaux was constantly pressed by his parents about the importance of education.
“Education was especially important at our house,” said Deveaux. So, from day one, Deveaux was bound to be more than just a football player.
A 1985 graduate of Cocoa High School, Deveaux played multiple sports for the Tigers, but football was his game and was good enough at it to earn an athletic scholarship to Tuskegee University.
Deveaux was a leader and was one of the captains on the football team, He was involved in multiple activities and he did all he could to make himself, and Tuskegee University, the best.
Deveaux graduated from Tuskegee University in 1992 with a degree in Social Work, and after entering the work force for a few years, decided he wanted more and then pursued his master’s degree.
After receiving his Master’s degree from Troy State University, he then got his teacher’s certification through Georgia State University.
His educational specialist degree was next, which he received from the University of West Georgia. Deveaux eventually earned his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013.
In 2017, Deveaux was inducted into the Tuskegee University Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is made up of, not only outstanding athletes, but well-rounded individuals who do things the right way. Deveaux certainly fits into that category.
Deveaux currently works in the Atlanta, Georgia in the education field and loves what he is doing and making a positive impact.