Paul Creighton joined the UC Davis football program during Winter 2014. In his role, he coaches the Aggie tight ends as well as serves as the program's recruiting coordinator where he has helped put together two highly touted recruiting classes.
In his first season, he coached tight end Mark Martindale to All-Big Sky honorable mention accolades after catching 18 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns.
Creighton came to UC Davis after three years on the staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo. He was the defensive line coach during his tenure with the ThunderWolves, helping them allow just 108 rushing yards per game and only eight TDs on the ground in 2012.
Creighton, a walk-on at Colorado who later earned a scholarship while playing tight end and fullback, earned his undergraduate degree in psychology in 2006. He moved on to Auburn after graduation where he served two years as graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach during the Tigers' national championship year in 2010.
He returned to his alma mater in 2009 where he was the defensive graduate assistant for two seasons.
"One of the things I love about him is his character," head coach Ron Gould said upon his hiring. "He's really professional in his craft and he's a tireless worker. If he doesn't know something, he's going to turn over every rock until he gets it figured out."