Early coaching career
From 1995 to 1996, Joseph was quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Omaha North High School
. In 1997, he became running game coordinator at Wayne State College
in Wayne, Nebraska
. Joseph returned to his alma mater, Archbishop Shaw High School
, in 1998 as quarterbacks coach.
In 1999, Joseph became a graduate assistant at Tulane
. For the 2000 season, he was wide receivers coach at Alabama State
. From 2001 to 2003, Joseph served as quarterbacks coach at Nicholls State University
Starting in 2004, he became running backs coach at Central Oklahoma
In 2005, Joseph left college football and took a job in his hometown of New Orleans as a coach, seventh-grade history and gym teacher at Desire Street Academy
. This was an all-boys school located in one of the poorest neighborhoods that is in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana
. Then in late August 2005, Joseph's school suffered badly from the flooding and other damage caused by Hurricane Katrina
forcing Desire Street Academy to relocate some four hours east of New Orleans to a 4-H camp which is located along the Choctawhatchee Bay
It was then that Joseph took on a surrogate fatherlike role as he was able to round up 75 of his students from Louisiana and relocate them to the 4-H camp in Florida. This program known as "Florida 4-H Youth Development" was led by former Heisman Trophy winner and Washington Redskins
' quarterback, Danny Wuerffel
. There, Joseph took care of his students, survivors of Hurricane Katrina, by serving as their dorm resident. "I'm a dorm dad," commented Joseph. "Actually, they say I'm the dorm grandpa, because I'm a supervisor of the dorm dads." Joseph mentored the children who were separated from their families during this period of tribulation in the fall of 2005.
For Joseph, his role was expanded as he found more and more of his time being spent with his displaced students. He made certain they were all in bed by 10:00 pm and was still their teacher as classroom responsibilities fell upon him early in the day. He also had a football team formed from his available student body that finished with a record of 2-1 that fall. When he was interviewed in November 2005, Joseph explained of the harsh realities his children had experienced of how they were traumatized in some way. He explained that some had stayed at the New Orleans Superdome
for days. Joseph summarized his students' lives by saying, "They showed a lot of courage to just come here and continue their education, but they're really out of their environment. And I'm going to teach them now living with them. So I've been really able to find out a lot of things about them." Then Joseph added, "I'm literally raising them. So some days are good. Some days are bad ... but there's never a day where you say, 'I want to quit.'"
From 2011 to 2013, Joseph was the head coach at Langston University
Joseph had been an assistant coach for the Lions from 2008 to 2011.
In 2013, Joseph was the assistant head coach/wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator at Alcorn State
In 2014 and 2015, Joseph served as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator at Grambling State
On January 15, 2016, Joseph was hired as the running backs coach for Louisiana Tech
and coached the 2016 season at that position.
On February 7, 2017, Joseph was named wide receivers coach at LSU
In 2020, Joseph received the additional title of assistant head coach at LSU.
In December 2021, it was announced that Joseph would return to his alma mater as the wide receivers coach, associate head coach, and passing game coordinator.
After the firing of coach Scott Frost
on September 11, 2022, Joseph was named interim head coach.