1998: Appalachian State (Wide Receivers)
1999-2002: Appalachian State (Running Backs)
2003-pres.: Appalachian State (Quarterbacks)
Has mentored all-America signal-callers each of the past three seasons in Richie Williams and Armanti Edwards.
Helped Edwards go from unknown freshman in 2006 to being on pace to break ASU’s career total offense record as a junior.
Molded Williams into the most prolific quarterback in Appalachian history. Williams finished his career in 2005 as the holder of every single-game, single-season and career record in school history, as well as the Southern Conference’s all-time leader in total offense and the league’s Offensive Player and Male Athlete of the Year.
As the Mountaineers’ de facto offensive coordinator (he serves as the play-caller on gamedays), helped lead ASU’s transition from its traditional Power I offense to a no-huddle, spread attack that has shattered the majority of the school’s offensive records the past four seasons and led the nation in total offense in 2007.
As ASU’s running backs coach, mentored a 1,000-yard rusher (Jimmy Watkins 2001) and the 10th-leading rusher in school history (Jerry Beard 2000-02).
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: APPALACHIAN (1992-95)
Made 27 career starts at quarterback for the Black and Gold.
Named first-team all-Southern Conference in 1995 after leading the Mountaineers to a perfect 11-0 regular season and a 12-1 final record.
Completed 124-of-215 pass attempts for 1,461 yards as a senior in 1995.*
Responsible for 2,110 yards of total offense during his senior campaign, including 649 rushing yards.*
Ranks sixth on ASU’s all-time career completion percentage list with a mark of .560 (275-of-491).
His 3,504 career passing yards rank ninth in school history.
Career-best passing performance came in 1994, versus Georgia Southern, when he connected on 20-of-32 for 287 yards.
* including postseason
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Appalachian State, 1996
Marital Status: Married to the former Beth Burleson
Children: 3 Daughter: Alli; Sons: Bryce and Isaac
Notes: The Mountaineers’ women’s track and field MVP in 1995, Beth won SoCon titles in the 55-meter and 400-meter hurdles, as well as running one leg of the 1995 SoCon champion 4X400-meter relay.