Toryeon Hester joined the Shaw University coaching staff prior to the 2016 football season as the wide receivers and recruiting Coordinator, bringing six years of coaching experience to the Bears.
Hester spent the past five seasons as a wide receivers, passing game and special team’s coordinator at Southern Durham High School under Head Coach Adrian Jones where he helped lead the Spartans to three Big Eight Conference Championships, 2015 Class 3AA State Runner-Up, 2015 and 2013 Class 3AA East Regional Championship, and 2013 Class 3AA East NCHSAA State Championship.
From 2005-2010, Hester played professional Arena/Indoor Football with four different teams, including the South Georgia Wildcats (2005-2007), Ohio Valley Greyhounds and Summit County Rumble (2007-2008) and the Fayetteville Guard (2008-2010).
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Hester was a three-year letterman wide receiver at North Carolina Central University (2003-2006) where he was third on the team in receptions and yards. Hester was a member of the 2005 CIAA Championship team under former head coach Rod Broadway.
Hester holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in health wellness from NCCU (2009). He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.