Franklin helped Wagner post a 6-5 record in 2016 as the Seahawks rebounded from a 1-10 record in 2015. Two of the Seahawks’ five losses came to FBS opponents and their three FCS losses each came by 10 points or less. Franklin’s top pupil at Wagner, Najee Harris, signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2017.
Prior to his time at Wagner, Franklin spent two years as an assistant coach at Baltimore’s Archbishop Curley High School, where he had played prior to enrolling at Maryland. He coached the wide receivers/tight ends and defensive backs while also serving as the special teams coordinator in his first season at Curley before becoming the defensive coordinator in 2014.
A four-year member of the Terrapin secondary, Franklin played in 40 games with 25 starts and totaled 181 tackles, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions in his career.
Franklin graduated from Maryland in 2012 with a degree in kinesiology and earned his master’s in higher education and leadership from Wagner in 2017.