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1 2008 APPALACHIAN FOOTBALL BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONS COACHES AND STAFF

2 34 HEAD COACH JERRY MOORE 20th SEASON AT ASU (.705) 27th SEASON OVERALL (.621) bona fide legend in the college football A coaching ranks, Jerry Moore is in his 20th season at the helm of Appalachian State University s football program. In 19 seasons at Appalachian, Moore has compiled a record, making him the winningest coach in Southern Conference history. In 26 years as a head coach, he is , putting him within six wins of becoming only the second active FCS head coach with 200 career victories. Despite the success that Moore has enjoyed at nearly every stop of his 47-year coaching career, the past three seasons have cemented his standing as one of the game s all-time great mentors. Moore has led Appalachian to threeconsecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS formerly Division I-AA) national titles, making ASU the first program to ever win three-straight championships at the FCS/I-AA level and the first Division I program, FCS or FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision formerly Division I-A) to accomplish the feat in 61 years. During the three-year title run, Moore s Mountaineers have compiled a 39-6 record and etched themselves in the record books with a number of other firsts. Most notably, the Apps became the first institution from the state of North Carolina to ever win an NCAA football championship at any level when it defeated Northern Iowa, 21-16, in the Division I-AA national title game a feat they repeated with wins over Massachusetts (28-17) and Delaware (49-21) in the and 07 NCAA Division I national championship tilts. Additionally, Appalachian became a household name when Moore led his troops to perhaps the biggest upset in college football history, a triumph over Michigan in the season opener. The victory over the Wolverines, college football s all-time winningest program which came into the contest ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, marked the first time that an FCS team ever toppled a nationally ranked FBS opponent. Thanks to perhaps Moore s finest campaign as a head coach, ASU overcame an injuryplagued 07 regular season to post a 9-2 mark and earn a share of its sixth SoCon title under the venerable head coach. After receiving a scare from James Madison led by good friend Mickey Matthews in the opening round of the postseason, Moore s Apps reeled off three-straight convincing victories, including the title-game rout over Delaware, to cap their historic season. For his efforts, Moore received the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division I FCS Coach of the Year award for the thirdstraight year. In doing so, Moore became the first Division I (FBS or FCS) mentor in the 73-year history of the award to win it three years in a row. The three-year run began with Appalachian overcoming perhaps the toughest schedule in ASU history to bring home the school s first team title in any NCAA sport with the triumph over Northern Iowa in the I-AA championship game. In addition to contests at eventual bowl champs LSU and Kansas, Appalachian squared off versus seven nationally ranked I-AA opponents, winning six en route to the title. In, Moore s Mountaineers steamrolled to a school-record 14 victories and their second-straight SoCon and national championships. Following a hard-fought setback in the season opener at NC State, the Apps ran off 14-straight wins by an average margin of 22.6 points, capped by the triumph over No. 3 UMass in the national-title game. Six of ASU s 14 victories came versus nationally ranked competition. While it may not have appeared so at the time, even to someone as positive as Moore, the groundwork for the championship run was laid in Despite a 6-5 record, ASU s smallest wins total in 11 seasons, Moore turned in one of his finest coaching performances in 04. Moore, whose Appalachian squads had become synonymous with the Power I over his first 15 years in the High Country, introduced a no-huddle, one-back offense during the spring practice period prior to the season. The gamble paid immediate dividends, as the Mountaineers averaged a gaudy 33.2 points per game and set dozens of team and individual offensive records throughout the season. In a 2003 season loaded with challenges, Moore s squad won six of its last seven games to finish second in the SoCon and 7-4 overall. The season was peppered with adversity and although the Mountaineers missed out on the postseason for the first time in six years, the MOORE AT A GLANCE Full name:...gerald Hundley Moore Birthdate:...July 18, 1939 Birthplace:...Bonham, Texas Wife:...Margaret (Starnes) Children:...Chris, Scott, Elizabeth Grandchildren:...Six High School:...Bonham (Texas) H.S., 1957 College:...Baylor, 1961 B.A., finance and economics PLAYING EXPERIENCE Baylor wide receiver Corsicana (Texas) H.S. assistant coach Southern Methodist assistant coach : Hayden Fry Nebraska assistant coach/ offensive coordinator : Tom Osborne North Texas head coach (.500) two seasons Texas Tech head coach (.309) five seasons Arkansas assistant coach/ recruiting coordinator : Ken Hatfield 1989-present... Appalachian State head coach (.705) 19 seasons HONORS AFCA National Coach of the Year,, Eddie Robinson Award (National Coach of the Year The Sports Network) AFCA Regional Coach of the Year 1994, 1995,, Southern Conference Coach of the Year 1991, 1994, 1995,, Emmy Award Outstanding Achievement, Sports One-Time Special For role in Fox Sports Net s Under The Lights documentary 2008 Jerry Moore is in his 20th season patrolling the ASU sideline. COACHES AND STAFF

3 veteran leader showed his guile by rallying the squad after a 1-3 start. The 2002 campaign was filled with special moments, including becoming the Southern Conference s all-time winningest coach with a triumph at East Tennessee State on Oct. 5, the 110th win of his ASU career. A fifth consecutive playoff appearance and spot in the final top 10 poll capped the 8-4 campaign. In 2001, Appalachian finished with a 9-4 final tally and ended the season in the NCAA I-AA playoffs for the fourth-consecutive year. Drama surrounds all of Moore s landmark wins and his 100th victory at ASU was nothing short of a thriller. No. 100 came Sept. 22, 2001 via an 8-6 win at The Citadel. The 2000 Mountaineers went 10-4, advancing to the I-AA playoffs and reaching the semifinals for just the second time in school history. They set school marks for total offense and passing offense while leading the SoCon in total defense and scoring saw the Mountaineers go 7-1 in the Southern Conference to earn a share of the conference title, the fifth in school history. The 1998 season was special for Moore. On the night of Oct. 3, Moore recorded his 100th career victory, a 30-27, overtime defeat of Wake Forest in Winston- Salem, N.C. In 1995, Moore led Appalachian to a 12-1 overall mark, recording a perfect 11-0 regular-season, then advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs and finished as the nation s fifth-ranked team in the final I-AA poll. Rated second for 13 consecutive weeks, Moore s squad became the first team in Southern Conference history to compile an league mark. The Mountaineers established new standards by becoming the first team at the school to be undefeated and untied in a regular season and still hold school records for most regular season triumphs (11) and league wins (8). ASU also became the first NCAA Division I squad in North Carolina to post an 11-0 regular season record in the modern era. For his efforts, Moore was selected as both Southern Conference and AFCA Region Coach of the Year for the second-straight year. In 1989, his first season at Appalachian, Jerry Moore guided Appalachian to a 9-3 overall record, an at-large berth in the NCAA I-AA playoffs and a No. 7 ranking in the final national polls. Included among the nine wins was a victory over Wake Forest and an undefeated (6-0) home mark. Moore became the second Mountaineer head mentor to post nine victories in his initial campaign and the first in 43 years to accomplish the feat. Prior to his arrival at ASU, Moore served as a head coach at North Texas ( ) and Texas Tech ( ). He also spent 15 successful seasons as a well-respected assistant coach under coaching legends Hayden Fry at SMU ( ), Tom Osborne at Nebraska ( ) and Ken Hatfield at Arkansas (1988). Moore continued to add to his already impressive coaching resume in January when he served as an assistant coach at the annual Hula Bowl all-star game in Honolulu. Before beginning his coaching career as an assistant at Corsicana H.S. in Corsicana, Texas from , Moore enjoyed a prolific playing career. He finished among the nation s top 10 in receptions as a wide receiver at Baylor from He was a team captain for the 11th-ranked Bears as a senior and graduated from Baylor with a degree in finance and economics in A native of Bonham, Texas, Moore was an all-state performer on the gridiron and earned 14 varsity letters in four sports at Bonham H.S. He is a member of the Bonham Athletics Hall of Fame. An active and well-respected member of the American Football Coaches Association, Moore is also active in various church and civic groups. His sense of community has never been more evident than in the months following the past three national-championship runs, when he practiced a never say no philosophy with regards to the numerous speaking engagements that he was asked to participate in. As many as five nights a week, Moore has traveled across the Carolinas and the Southeast to appear at as many of the banquets, clinics and other engagements that he was asked to speak at as possible. A devoted family man and active member of the High Country community, Moore is married to the former Margaret Starnes, also a Baylor alum. They have three children: Chris ASU s running backs coach Scott and Elizabeth, and six grandchildren. Under Jerry Moore s leadership, Appalachian has won six Southern Conference championships and the past three NCAA Division I national titles. SU.c o m 35

4 Jerry and Margaret Moore Jerry Moore and his son, Chris (ASU s running backs coach) celebrate the Apps win over Youngstown State in the national semifinals. Jerry Moore s ing Record Overall Conference Final Year School Won Lost Tied Pct. Won Lost Tied Pct. Place Rank 1979 North Texas North Texas North Texas Totals Texas Tech th 1982 Texas Tech T-6th 1983 Texas Tech th 1984 Texas Tech th 1985 Texas Tech th Texas Tech Totals Appalachian State nd 10th 1990 Appalachian State nd 1991 Appalachian State st 17th 1992 Appalachian State nd 16th 1993 Appalachian State T-4th 1994 Appalachian State nd 9th 1995 Appalachian State st 5th 1996 Appalachian State th 22nd 1997 Appalachian State nd 22nd 1998 Appalachian State nd 6th 1999 Appalachian State T-1st T-9th 2000 Appalachian State nd 4th 2001 Appalachian State rd 6th 2002 Appalachian State T-2nd 10th 2003 Appalachian State nd 2004 Appalachian State T-3rd Appalachian State st 1st Appalachian State st 1st Appalachian State t-1st 1st Appalachian Totals Career Totals Jerry Moore s MOUNTAINEERS IN THE POSTSEASON Year Seed Seed Opponent Site Result 1989 No. 10 at 7 Middle Tennessee State Murfreesboro, Tenn. L, No. 13 at 4 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. L, No. 12 at 5 Middle Tennessee State Murfreesboro, Tenn. L, No. 10 at 7 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. W, at 2 Boise State Boise, Idaho L, No James Madison Boone, N.C. W, Stephen F. Austin Boone, N.C. L, No Tennessee State Boone, N.C. W, at 2 Northwestern State Natchitoches, La. L, No Florida A&M Boone, N.C. L, No. 13 at 4 Troy State Troy, Ala. W, at 5 Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky. W, at 1 Montana Missoula, Mont. L, (OT) 2001 William & Mary Boone, N.C. W, at 2 Georgia Southern Statesboro, Ga. L, Maine Boone, N.C. L, No. 2 Lafayette Boone, N.C. W, Southern Illinois Boone, N.C. W, Furman Boone, N.C. W, vs. Northern Iowa Chattanooga, Tenn. W, No. 1 Coastal Carolina Boone, N.C. W, Montana State Boone, N.C. W, Youngstown State Boone, N.C. W, vs. 3 Massachusetts Chattanooga, Tenn. W, James Madison Boone, N.C. W, Eastern Washington Boone, N.C. W, Richmond Boone, N.C. W, vs. Delaware Chattanooga, Tenn. W, In his 11th postseason appearance as ASU s head coach, Jerry Moore brought home the school s first NCAA national title in any team sport in. Postseason appearances: Postseason record: in Boone: away: at neutral sites: COACHES AND STAFF

5 Jerry Moore VERSUS ALL OPPONENTS Team Total ASU North Texas Texas Tech Last Meeting Air Force , 1985 Arkansas , 1985 Auburn , 1999 Baylor , 1985 Boise State , 1994 Brigham Young , 1980 Catawba , 1989 Chattanooga , The Citadel , Clemson , 1997 Coastal Carolina , Colorado , 1981 Delaware , East Carolina , 1979 East Tennessee State , 2003 Eastern Kentucky , Eastern Washington , Edinboro , 1995 Elon , Florida A&M , 1999 Furman , Gardner-Webb , Georgia Southern , Hawaii , 2003 Houston , 1985 Jacksonville FIRST MEETING James Madison , Lafayette , Kansas , Lenoir-Rhyne , Liberty , 2002 Louisiana-Lafayette , 1980 Louisiana Tech , 1979 LSU , Maine , 2002 Mars Hill , Marshall , 2002 Massachusetts , Memphis , 1980 Miami (Fla.) , 1980 Michigan , Middle Tennessee State , 1992 Mississippi College , 1991 Morehead State , 2003 Montana (OT), 2000 Montana State , New Hampshire , 1994 New Mexico , 1985 New Mexico State , 1980 North Carolina A&T , 1995 NC State , North Texas , 1985 Northeast Louisiana , 1980 Northern Arizona , Northern Iowa , Northwestern State , 2004 Oklahoma State , 1979 Presbyterian FIRST MEETING Rice , 1985 Samford FIRST MEETING SMU , 1985 Southern Illinois , Southern Miss , 1979 Stephen F. Austin , 1995 TCU , 1985 Tennessee State , 1998 Tennessee Tech , 1996 Texas , 1985 Texas A&M , 1985 Texas-Arlington , 1984 Texas State , 2004 Troy , 2000 Tulsa , 1985 UTEP , 1980 VMI , 2002 Wake Forest , 2001 Washington , 1982 Western Carolina , Western Kentucky , 2000 West Texas State , 1979 West Virginia Tech , 2001 William & Mary , 2001 Wofford , Wyoming , 2004 Youngstown State , SU.c o m THE DEAN OF SoCON COACHES WINNINGEST ACTIVE FCS HEAD COACHES (based on total career victories) 225 Bob Ford (Albany) 197 Joe Taylor (Florida A&M) 194 Jerry Moore (Appalachian State) 194 Al Bagnoli (Penn) 186 Walt Hameline (Wagner) 183 Andy Talley (Villanova) 182 Jimmye Laycock (William & Mary) 182 Rob Ash (Montana State) 163 Pete Richardson (Southern) 143 Mike Ayers (Wofford) ALL-TIME SoCo n COACHING VICTORIES (based on games at SoCon institution) 167 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present) 110 Wallace Wade, Duke ( , 46-50) 77 D.C. Walker, Wake Forest ( ) 75 Mike Ayers, Wofford (1997-present) 69 Frank Howard, Clemson ( ) 69 Dick Sheridan, Furman ( ) 68 H.C. Byrd, Maryland ( ) 66 Jimmy Satterfield, Furman ( ) 66 Bob Waters, Western Carolina ( ) 64 Jim Donnan, Marshall ( ) ALL-TIME SoCo n COACHING WINS/SEASON (min. three seasons at SoCon institution) 12.4 Paul Johnson, Ga. Southern ( ) 10.7 Jim Donnan, Marshall ( ) 8.8 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present) 8.8 Mike Sewak, Ga. Southern ( ) 8.2 Bobby Lamb, Furman (2002-present) 8.6 Dick Sheridan, Furman ( ) 8.3 Joe Morrison, Chattanooga ( ) 8.3 George Chaump, Marshall ( ) 8.3 Jimmy Satterfield, Furman ( ) 8.3 Tim Stowers, Ga. Southern ( ) ALL-TIME SoCo n COACHING WINNING PCT. (min. three seasons at SoCon institution).861 Paul Johnson, Ga. Southern ( ).797 Jim Tatum, Maryland ( ).788 Joe Morrison, Chattanooga ( ).782 Carl Voyles, William & Mary ( ).753 Jim Donnan, Marshall ( ).745 Dick Sheridan, Furman ( ).742 Pat Dye, East Carolina ( ).714 Mike Sewak, Ga. Southern ( ).705 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present).700 Jack Faber, Maryland ( ) ALL-TIME SoCo n COACHING SEASONS (based on seasons at SoCon institution) 19 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present) 16 Wallace Wade, Duke ( , 46-50) 15 Ed Merrick, Richmond ( ) 15 Bob King, Furman ( ) 14 H.C. Byrd, Maryland ( ) 14 D.C. Walker, Wake Forest ( ) 14 Bob Thalman, VMI ( ) 13 William Dole, Davidson ( ) 13 Frank Howard, Clemson ( ) 13 John McKenna, VMI ( ) 37

6 JOHN WILEY DEF. COORDINATOR/DEF. BACKS 18th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN EAST TEXAS STATE, Texas (Defensive Backs) Appalachian State (Defensive Backs) Iowa Wesleyan (Def. Backs and Special Teams) Valdosta State (Def. Backs and Special Teams) 1993-pres...Appalachian State (Defensive Coordinator/Def. Backs) Owns the longest tenure of any current assistant coach. Has spent his entire career mentoring defensive backs. Six Appalachian defensive backs have earned all-american recognition during his career, including honorees Corey Lynch and Jerome Touchstone. Has produced 28 all-southern Conference defensive backs. As the Mountaineers secondary coach, four of his players have been selected in the NFL Draft (Keith Collins 1990; Gary Dandridge 1992; Matt Stevens 1996; Corey Hall 2001; Corey Lynch 2008). Under his tutelage, Lynch became ASU s all-time leader in takeaways with 31 and the all-time FCS leader with 52 passes defended. Has led the Mountaineers to two SoCon total defense titles (2000, ). Apps have been voted SoCon Defensive Player of the Year seven times during his tenure as defensive coordinator (Dexter Coakley ; Josh Jeffries 2002; K.T. Stovall 2003; Marques Murrell ; Corey Lynch ). Has overseen the development of 74 all-league selections during his tenure as Appalachian s defensive coordinator, including six honorees in. Coached in the 1987 Bluebonnet Bowl as an assistant at Texas. Worked with defensive secondary and special teams at Iowa Wesleyan that was ranked as high as No. 5 in NAIA and advanced to the national playoffs in Served as defensive backs and special teams coach for Valdosta State team that finished 1992 ranked in the Top 20 in NCAA Division II. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: EAST TEXAS STATE ( ) Three-year letterwinner for the Lions from Member of the 1983 Lone Star Conference championship squad. Hometown: Texas City, Texas Education: Bachelor s degree, East Texas State, 1984 Marital Status: Married to the former Kelly Ponder Children: 3 Daughter: Megan; Sons: Jax and Luke Note: Kelly Wiley was a four-year member of the Appalachian State University cheerleading squad, including the Mountaineers 1989 UCA national championship team. DALE JONES LINEBACKERS 12th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN TENNESSEE, Tennessee (Defensive Assistant) Parma Panthers (Defensive Coordinator) Florida (Defensive Assistant) Georgia Military (Linebackers and Def. Backs) Georgia Military (Defensive Coordinator) Appalachian State (Defensive Line/Special Teams) -pres...appalachian State (Linebackers) All three of his starting linebackers in earned all-america recognition from The Sports Network Pierre Banks (first team) and Jacque Roman and D.J. Smith (honorable mention). ASU linebackers have been honored as all-conference selections four times in his three seasons as LBs coach. Has mentored seven all-americans and 16 all-conference honorees in 11 seasons at ASU. As ASU s defensive line coach, helped Mountaineers earn SoCon Defensive Player of the Year awards in back-to-back seasons (Josh Jeffries 2002 and K.T. Stovall 2003). Coached two-time consensus All-American Josh Jeffries to the program s career quarterback sacks records. In last season with defensive linemen, mentored Marques Murrell to 2004 SoCon sacks title. In 2001, coached one of the best defensive lines in the nation, with two Mountaineers receiving All-America plaudits. Instructed six defensive linemen to all-america honors and 15 to all-southern Conference recognition as Apps defensive line coach. Coached eight defensive linemen that went on to the NFL. Named 2002 Special Teams Coordinator of the Year by American Football Monthly. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: TENNESSEE ( ) Four-year starter at outside linebacker for the Volunteers. Named to Tennessee s All-Time Football Team for the program s 100 years of intercollegiate football in Earned All-SEC honors in 1985 and 86. Honored as a Playboy All-American as a senior. Tabbed the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Lineman of the Year by the Atlanta Touchdown Club in Hometown: Cleveland, Tenn. Education: Bachelor s degree, Tennessee, 1988 Marital Status: Married to the former Donna Hall Children: 1 Daughter: Brooke Notes: One of 13 children, Dale has six brothers and six sisters. 38 The Wiley Family: John and Kelly, Jax, Megan and Luke The Jones Family: Donna, Brooke and Dale COACHES AND STAFF

7 CHRIS MOORE RUNNING BACKS 14th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, Appalachian State (Student Assistant) Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant) Appalachian State (Linebackers) -pres...appalachian State (Running Backs) Spent the past three seasons coaching ASU s all-time leading rusher Kevin Richardson. Under Moore s watch, Richardson not only set school records for rushing yards and touchdowns in a season and career, but also set the NCAA Div. I FCS record for rushing touchdowns in a season with 30 in. Richardson earned all-america and all-conference recognition three times as well as being named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Year under Moore s tutelage. In, Moore s first season on the offensive side of the ball, ASU s rushing attack averaged yards per game on the ground, an improvement of over 90 yards per game from the previous year. Mentored at least one all-socon linebacker in each of his four seasons coaching the position. Twenty-two Mountaineers were named all-conference over his time as a defensive assistant, most notably two-time Buck Buchanan Award-winner Dexter Coakley. Has been a full-time member of the staff for nine seasons after spending his first four years at ASU as a student assistant. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: TEXAS TECH (1993), STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (1994) A three-time all-district performer at Coronado (Texas) High School prior to stints at Texas Tech and Stephen F. Austin. Earned all-area honors each of his final two prep seasons. A 1,000 yard rusher each of his three H.S. campaigns, Moore also earned two letters in track and field. Hometown: Lubbock, Texas Education: Bachelor s degree, Appalachian State, 1999 Marital Status: Married to the former Tracy Robinson Children: 2 Daughters: Chelsea Moore and Mikalla Shepherd Notes: Moore is the son of Appalachian head coach Jerry Moore. SHAWN ELLIOTT OFFENSIVE LINE 12th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant) Appalachian State (Tight Ends) 2001-pres...Appalachian State (Offensive Line) Has coached each of the last three Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipients: Matt Isenhour () and Kerry Brown ( and 07). Three of five starting linemen in (Brown, C Scott Suttle and RG John Holt) earned all-america recognition. Under his tutelage, ASU linemen have earned all-america plaudits 10 times (Brown and 07; Tyler Elkins 2000 and 01; Holt ; Isenhour and 06; Joe Patrick 2002; Wayne Smith 2001; and Suttle ). Smith went on to be the first pick of the 2003 Canadian Football League Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Brown signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins following the 2008 NFL Draft. Spent two seasons coaching current Baltimore Ravens tight end Daniel Wilcox, who caught 46 passes for ASU, including seven for touchdowns, on his way to all-america honors in One of three Appalachian coaches to earn the NCAA s Award of Valor for their efforts in rescuing two individuals from a car accident on Oct. 1, Instrumental in operating the Mountaineers annual summer camp programs. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: APPALACHIAN, Was the first player in school history to appear in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs in four separate seasons (1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995). Four-year letterwinner for the Black and Gold. Member of two Southern Conference championship teams (1991 and 1995). Co-captain of the Mountaineers 1995 squad that finished An all-southern Conference selection at defensive end in Teammate of fellow Appalachian assistant coach Scott Satterfield. In his four seasons as a player, the Mountaineers posted a combined record of Hometown: Camden, S.C. Education: Bachelor s degree, Appalachian State, 1996 Marital Status: Married to the former Summer Scruggs Children: 2 Daughter: Maddyn; Son: Max Notes: Summer graduated from Appalachian and was ASU s women s tennis Most Valuable Player in The Moore Family: Tracy, Mikalla and Chris SU.c o m The Elliott Family: Maddyn, Shawn, Summer and Max 39

8 SCOTT SATTERFIELD QUARTERBACKS 10th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, Appalachian State (Wide Receivers) 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 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 as the holder of every singlegame, 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. 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 ). PLAYING EXPERIENCE: APPALACHIAN ( ) 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. MARK SPEIR DEFENSIVE LINE/RECRUITING COORD. 6th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN CLEMSON, Clemson (Student Assistant) Western Carolina (Running Backs) Western Carolina (Outside Linebackers) Western Carolina (Def. Line/Recruiting Coordinator) Presbyterian (Def. Line/Strength and Conditioning) Elon (RBs/Special Teams/Recruiting Coordinator) Elon (Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator) Appalachian State (Running Backs) 2004-pres...Appalachian State (Recruiting Coordinator) -pres...appalachian State (Defensive Line) In first three seasons on defensive side of the ball at ASU, defensive linemen have earned all-america honors five time, including honorees Gary Tharrington and Anthony Williams. Has coached 3-of-4 starting linemen to all-conference recognition each of the past two seasons. In, first-team all-americans Jason Hunter and Marques Murrell tied for the conference lead in sacks (13 each) and accounted for six defensive touchdowns between the two of them in. Murrell went on to lead the nation with 13 sacks again in 06. Boasts seven years of experience as a recruiting coordinator. The last three incoming crops of Mountaineer freshmen are widely considered to be among the top NCAA Division I FCS recruiting classes in the nation. Worked with the defensive line for a Presbyterian team that in 1998 led all of college football in takeaways (48). Mentored three all-south Atlantic Conference players while at Presbyterian. Coached a pair of All-Southern Conference running backs at archrival Western Carolina. In 1992, coached Western Carolina s first 1,000 yard rusher in 15 years. Studied the coaching industry as a student at Clemson. Participated in four bowl games (two Citrus Bowls and two Gator Bowls) as a student assistant coach. While at Clemson, the Tigers won three Atlantic Coast Conference titles in four years. Hometown: Kannapolis, N.C. Education: Bachelor s degree, Clemson, 1990, Master s degree, Western Carolina, 1994 Marital Status: Married to the former Paige Holt Children: 2 Sons: Zeb and Jackson Notes: Completed the 2008 Music City Marathon in Nashville in 4:01 and in doing so raised over $16,000 to rebuild a Christian hospital in Bangladesh. The Satterfield Family: Beth, Alli, Isaac, Bryce and Scott The Speir Family: Zeb, Jackson, Paige and Mark 40 COACHES AND STAFF

9 BRAD GLENN WIDE RECEIVERS (SLOT) 4th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN CLEMSON, Greer (S.C.) H.S. (Quarterbacks/Offensive Coordinator) Elon (Tight Ends) North Greenville College (QBs/Offensive Coordinator) Seneca (S.C.) H.S. (Wide Receivers/Off. Cooridnator)...Appalachian State (Tight Ends) -pres...appalachian State (Slot Receivers) In his first two seasons working with ASU s wide receivers, Mountaineer pass-catchers have brought home all-conference recognition three times. In his first season on the Mountain, coached first-team all-southern Conference tight end Daniel Bettis. In, Bettis hauled in 28 receptions. Eight of those 28 catches were for touchdowns, good for an amazing 29 percent of his total receptions. Helped lead Greer High School to back-to-back South Carolina Upper- State runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000, posting a 25-3 overall record during that stretch. Hometown: Seneca, S.C. Education: Bachelor s degree, Clemson, 1995 Marital Status: Married to the former Anna Thompson Children: 1 Daughter: Zoey Notes: In his one season at Elon (2001) was on a staff with current ASU assistants Mark Speir and former ASU split ends coach Lonnie Galloway. ANTONIO CARTER WIDE RECEIVERS (SPLIT ENDS) 1st SEASON AT APPALACHIAN ALABAMA, Texas-El Paso (Graduate Assistant)...Alabama (Graduate Assistant) Learned the trade under a pair of accomplished coaches in UTEP s Mike Price and Alabama s Nick Saban. Helped lead teams to a pair of bowl games UTEP to the GMAC Bowl and Alabama to the Independence Bowl (where the Crimson Tide defeated Colorado, 30-24). Served as a student assistant for three seasons at Alabama while recovering from a serious leg injury. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: ALABAMA ( ) Caught 106 passes for 1,296 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons ( ). Suffered a devastating leg injury during spring drills in Redshirted in 2002 and 03 due to the injury and received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. Made triumphant return to the playing field for five plays on Alabama s Senior Day in Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla. Education: Bachelor s degree, Alabama, 2004 Marital Status: Single Notes: Is nicknamed A.C. The Glenn Family: Brad, Zoey and Anna A.C. Carter caught 106 passes for 1,296 yards and five touchdowns during his playing career at Alabama. SU.c o m 41

10 2008 APPALACHIAN FOOTBALL BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONS NIC CARDWELL TIGHT ENDS 1st SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, 2008 Tight ends coach Nic Cardwell is in his first season on the ASU staff after a successful four-year playing career in the Black and Gold. The Kernersville, N.C. native came to ASU as an unknown walk-on in 2003 and finished his career as a co-captain and three-time national champion. He overcame a career-threatening neck injury to play in all 56 games from Four of Cardwell s nine-career receptions went for touchdowns, three of which occured in the postseason (one vs. Coastal Carolina in the opening round and two vs. Richmond in the semifinals). Cardwell graduated from ASU with a bachelor s degree in criminal justice in BRAD WEST DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL 2n d SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, Former Appalachian linebacker Brad West is in his second season as ASU s defensive quality control assistant. West lettered from for the Mountaineers, playing in 46 games with 28 starts. As a senior in, he ranked sixth on the team with 85 tackles and helped lead Appalachian to its first-ever national championship as a co-captain. The son of Clemson outside linebackers coach Ron West, Brad earned a bachelor s degree in physical education from ASU in. JOHN HOLT OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL 1st SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, 2008 John Holt is in his first season as Appalachian s offensive quality control assistant. Holt appeared in 55-of-56 games at ASU from A versatile offensive lineman, the Leicester, N.C. native made starts at right guard and both tackle positions during his four-year playing career and started 20 games in all, including all 15 as a senior. He was a co-captain of the Mountaineers third-straight national championship squad in. Holt graduated from ASU with a bachelor s degree in health education in JEFF DILLMAN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING 3r d SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, 2001 Appalachian alumnus Jeff Dillman is in his third season as the head of Appalachian s strength and conditioning program. Dillman came back to his alma mater after a three-year stint as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at LSU. At LSU, he oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for the Tigers men s and women s basketball squads that both reached the Final Four in. Prior to his arrival at LSU, Dillman spent 18 months as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana-Monroe, where he worked with 10 of the Indians teams, including the top assistant to the school s football strength program. The Rockingham, N.C. native began his collegiate career at Elon, where he lettered twice on the gridiron before transferring to Appalachian, where he earned two more letters and was a member of the Mountaineers 1999 Southern Conference championship squad. He spent two years as a student assistant coach with both the strength and conditioning program and football team before earning a bachelor s degree in Dillman and his wife, Jeanne, reside in Boone. JAY SUTTON ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR 9th YEAR AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, 1997 Former Appalachian all-american Jay Sutton is in his ninth year as a member of the ASU athletics staff and his fourth year as an associate athletics director. He serves as the administrative liason to the Mountaineer football program. A four-year football letterwinner at Appalachian from , Sutton started his professional career at Appalachian in 2000, serving in ASU s office of academic services for student-athletes. In 2002, he was promoted to coordinator of academic services for student-athletes, a position he held until his current appointment. Sutton graduated from Appalachian in 1997 with a bachelor s degree in physical education and earned a master s degree in counseling from UNC Greensboro in A third-team all-american in 1996, Sutton was a three-year starter at place kicker for the Mountaineers. He was a two-time all-southern Conference honoree and is still the program s all-time leader for field-goal percentage in a season ( ) and career (.757). A native of Wingate, N.C., Sutton resides in Boone with his wife, Lindsay. JAKE STROOT VIDEO COORDINATOR 10th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, TREY ELDER STUDENT ASSISTANT 1st SEASON AT APPALACHIAN APPALACHIAN, 2008 Former Appalachian signal-caller Trey Elder will serve as a student assistant coach in 2008 while completing the curriculum for his bachelor s degree in health education. South Carolina s Mr. Football in 2003 spent much of his career at ASU backing up perhaps the two greatest quarterbacks in school history Richie Williams and Armanti Edwards. However, the Duncan, S.C. native excelled when given the opportunity, as he posted a 7-1 career record as a starter. Elder was 4-0 as a starter in and played an integral part in the Apps first national title in 05 when he replaced an injured Williams early in the national semifinals versus Furman and led ASU to a victory. JOHN WELCH EQUIPMENT MANAGER 8th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN WINGATE, 2001 DENISE WATSON ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 9th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN COACHES AND STAFF

11 SU.c o m 2008 APPALACHIAN FOOTBALL BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CHARLIE COBB DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS 4th YEAR AT APPALACHIAN NC STATE, 1990 In his first three years at Appalachian State University, director of athletics Charlie Cobb has led the department to unparalleled success. The many successes enjoyed by Appalachian athletics during the first 36 months of Cobb s tenure include: Three-consecutive NCAA Division I football national championships marking the first time that any program has ever won threeconsecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS formerly Division I-AA) and the first NCAA football titles ever won by a team from the state of North Carolina at any level. Shattering regular-season attendance records at The Rock with an average of 27,140 fans piling into Kidd Brewer Stadium. during the regular season 163 percent of the stadium s previous seating capacity of 16,650. A 298-percent increase in football season-ticket sales since his arrival in. Three-consecutive Commissioner s Cup championships recognizing the top overall men s sports program in the Southern Conference. Two Germann Cup championships recognizing the top overall women s sports program in the Southern Conference. 35 percent of the athletics department s students making the Academic Honor Roll (minimum GPA of 3.25). Four teams (men s basketball, women s cross country and women s indoor and outdoor track and field) earning public recognition awards, based on being among the nation s top 10 percent in their respective sports based on Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. Women s cross country has earned the distinction each of the three years since the NCAA began tracking APR scores. The Yosef Club, which provides scholarships for studentathletes, raising $2.3 million in -08 reaching the $2 million threshold for the first time and up over $1.6 million from the year before Cobb s arrival. Appalachian s athletics annual budget increasing from $7.5 million in Cobb s first year to $11 million in Additionally, Cobb has spearheaded Appalachian s $50 million facilities enhancement campaign, which has already produced new homes for Mountaineer baseball (Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium), softball (ASU Softball Stadium) and soccer (at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex), as well as the Apps first-ever indoor practice facility (Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility) and renovations to Varsity Gym that have upgraded the facility to a premier practice and competition venue for ASU basketball, indoor track and field, volleyball and wrestling. The facilities enhancements also include significant renovations to Appalachian s most visible athletics venue, Kidd Brewer Stadium. A new ticket plaza that serves as a grand entrance to the stadium as well as ornamental fencing that replaced the chain-link barriers that used to surround the stadium and field were completed before the season. A 4,400-seat upper deck on the stadium s east side and substantial upgrades to the east and south concourses will be completed in time for the 08 campaign. The centerpiece of the facilities enhancement campaign, a 100,000-square-foot, seven-story complex on the stadium s east side which will include new football offices and locker room, a strength and conditioning center, training facilities, academic study space and computer lab for all ASU studentathletes and premium seating in the form of 600 club-level seats and 18 suites will round out the stadium renovations in While Cobb is quick to point out the total team effort put forth to achieve the many successes that have been enjoyed since he began his tenure as ASU s director of athletics on July 1,, it is the experience, vision and work ethic of the 40-year-old Cobb that has steered the Mountaineers to new heights. Prior to his arrival in Boone, Cobb was a member of the athletics department at North Carolina State University from A four-year football letterwinner at NC State from , Cobb served as the Wolfpack s senior associate athletics director for external operations for the seven years prior to his arrival in Boone. In that role, he oversaw NC State s marketing, ticket operations, media relations and student-athlete development operations, as well as serving on the department s compact strategic planning initiative, gender equity and facilities committees. During his tenure, NC State increased football season-ticket sales by 87 percent and men s basketball season-ticket sales by 121 percent. The combined ticket revenues accounted for an annual increase of over 86 percent for Wolfpack athletics, generating more than $6 million for the department. In addition, Cobb served as NC State s administrator for baseball and women s soccer, tournament manager for the 2004 NCAA men s basketball first and second rounds at the RBC Center and the chair for the southeast region of the NCAA women s soccer committee. Prior to returning to his alma mater in 98, Cobb spent six years in Atlanta, Ga., where he held positions with the Atlanta Sports Council, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and the Georgia Dome. As an assistant executive director for the Atlanta Sports Council and the Peach Bowl, he helped coordinate Atlanta s bid for the 2002 NCAA men s basketball Final Four and handled all game and event operations for the Peach Bowl. As sales manager for the Georgia Dome from , Cobb helped procure events such as the Southeastern Conference football championship, the SEC and Atlantic Coast Conference men s basketball tournaments, NCAA men s basketball championship events, Georgia High School Association football playoffs, major concerts and other college and amateur sporting events. Cobb graduated with honors with a B.A. in business administration from NC State in A second-team all-acc honoree at center as a senior, Cobb was an academic all-acc selection and collected the prestigious Jim Tatum Award, presented to the ACC football senior with the highest grade point average, and the Bob Warren Memorial Award, given to the Wolfpack football player that displays the highest integrity and sportsmanship. After receiving post-graduate scholarships from both the ACC and NFL Charities, Cobb earned a master s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in Cobb is married to the former Lindsay Brecher, who was an all-acc goalkeeper for NCSU women s soccer from They have a 10-yearold son, Harrison, and a seven-year-old daughter, Branan. Charlie Cobb (with his son, Harrison, on the ASU sideline during the national championship game) has overseen unprecedented growth during his three years as Appalachian s director of athletlcs. 43

12 2008 APPALACHIAN FOOTBALL BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONS APPALACHIAN ATHLETICS STAFF Gerald Adams Director Yosef Club Brandi Alexander Field Hockey Gina Arnette Administrative Assistant Claudia Batichon Asst. Director Compliance Rick Beasley Sr. Assoc. AD Development JohnMark Bentley Wrestling Wes Berry Asst. Marketing & Promotions Dir. Carson Blackwelder Grad. Asst. Track & Field Ben Blevins Appalachian ISP Sports Network Daniel Blow Grad. Asst. Strength & Cond. Matt Boykin Baseball Hallie Briggs Women s Soccer Heather Brown Women s Golf Courtney Burchett Intern Sports Information Jason Capel Gen. Sales Mgr. ISP Sports Charles Cochrum Asst. Director Sports Information Dr. Jay Cranston Team Physician Colin Crothers Women s Tennis Mike Curcio Cross Country Bill Dicus Men s Golf Travis Drake Wrestling Josh Ealy Dir. of Basketball Operations Teresa Eggers Assistant Ticket Manager Houston Fancher Men s Basketball Liam Farrell Men s Soccer Mike Flynn Asst. AD Sports Information Sarah Gill Asst. Athletic Trainer Matt Ginipro Volleyball Lisa Gottuso Women s Basketball Barbara Green Asst. AD Compliance Kindsay Greene Director Business Develop. Carrie Hanshue Field Hockey Nate Harrington Grad. Asst. Strength & Cond. Eric Hart Academic Advising Amy Herrington Softball Troy Heustess Assoc. AD Facilities David Jackson Assoc. AD Public Affairs Josh Jordan Baseball Doug Justice Director Game Operations Erin Justice Coordinator Student Develop. Britt King Women s Basketball Bob Lake Men s Tennis Kathryn Love Adminstrative Assistant Paul Mance Wrestling Suzette Mauney Athletic Development Kim McConnell Administrative Assistant Damion McLean Track & Field Matt McMahon Assoc. Men s Basketball Satoshi Mizuguchi Grad. Asst. Strength & Cond. Richard Morgan Men s Basketball Jamie Moul Dir. of Athletic Training Ed. Program Gary Murphy Track & Field Ben Newton Account Executive ISP Sports Kolby O Donnell Volleyball Robbie Ormsby Strength & Cond. Ty Patton Assoc. Director Sports Information Shaun Pendleton Men s Soccer Chris Pollard Baseball Ben Popoola Women s Soccer Jonathan Reeder Dir. of Baseball Operations Debbie Richardson Sr. Assoc. AD Sr. Woman Admin. Laurie Rivera Asst. Athletic Trainer Jean Roberts Academic Advising Josh Robertson Strength & Cond. Jason Robey Head Athletic Trainer Craig Sheffler Baseball Kim Sherrill Academic Advising Ahmad Smith Men s Basketball April Smith Track & Field Lindsay Smith Women s Basketball Samantha Stevens Dir. Marketing & Promotions Cheryl Stinson Volleyball Darcie Vincent Women s Basketball Beth Wade Softball Kiki Wallace Men s Soccer David Ward Track & Field John Weaver Track & Field Dempsey Wilcox Business Manager Jonathan Woodard Softball Lynda Young Administrative Assistant Not pictured: John Anderson, Head Cheerleading Coach; Eric Bohannon, Sports Information Intern; Stew Chapman, Video Operations; Reggie Hunt, Director of Student-Athlete Development; Tony Rodriguez, Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach; Justin Smith, Head Football Athletic Trainer; Steve White, Ticket Manager; Martha Wilson, Continuing Eligibility 44 COACHES AND STAFF