By Adam Gore
FULTON – Itawamba Community College head football coach Jon Williams has announced Nick Coleman as the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Indians.
“Nick comes from a program that led the country in total offense and many other offensive categories last year and over the past few years,” said Williams.
Coleman spent the last three seasons at Faulkner University, working as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In his first year at Faulkner, Coleman played a key role in the development of two-time NAIA All-American quarterback Josh Hollingsworth, who led the nation in most passing statistical categories.
“I’ve been all around the state of Mississippi and have seen different programs, but as soon as I found out that there was an opportunity here at ICC I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” Coleman said. “I was very impressed with the football aspect, the community aspect, the school aspect, and the overall aspect.”
In 2010, Coleman served as an offensive graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State, his alma mater. He was part of a staff that guided the Blue Raiders to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in the program’s history.
“We’re going to have an exciting style of offense,” Coleman said. “It’s going to be something that will be intriguing to watch and something that will be fun for the boys. It’ll be a style that if you’re a fan or a spectator, you’re going to enjoy what you see.”
The Decaturville, Tenn., native was a quarterback for Middle Tennessee State from 2006-2009 and was a part of the Blue Raider team that set a Sun Belt Conference record for victories in a season with 10 and a win over Southern Miss in the 2009 New Orleans Bowl.