Former Sam Houston State OC Named FCS Coordinator Of The Year

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Phil Longo has been named the 2016 FCS Coordinator of the Year by FootballScoop after this past season with Sam Houston State.

Longo helped Sam Houston State average 49.5 points per game and a national quarterfinal appearance in the FCS playoffs. Earlier this week, Longo was hired by Ole Miss as their next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Sam Houston State went 12-1 and averaged 543.7 total yards per game while posting a FCS-best 80 percent red zone touchdown efficiency. The Bearkats ranked second in passing yards per game with 368.3 yards per game and averaged 179 rushing yards per game.

The prolific Sam Houston State offense reached the 50-point mark on seven of their 13 contests played this season and looked primed for a FCS Championship that will be played January 7 in Frisco until James Madison University defeated them.

Longo will now look to help bolster a rather impressive Ole Miss offense that finished first in the SEC in passing and 12th in rushing.

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