One of the nation’s top offensive-minds and an elite recruiter, Joe Moorhead enters his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on head coach Mario Cristobal’s staff.
Moorhead has called played plays 12 of the last 13 seasons, including the last eight, with stops as head coach at Mississippi State (2018-19) and Fordham (2012-15), while serving as the OC at Penn State (2016-17), Connecticut (2009-11) and Akron (2006-08) over that span. He has been the play-caller for four programs that have won a conference championship, including Penn State (2016), Fordham (2014), Connecticut (2010) and Akron (2005).
He spent last two seasons as the head coach at Mississippi State, becoming just the second coach in program history to lead the Bulldogs to bowl games in each of his first two seasons. Prior to MSU, Moorhead spent two seasons at Penn State where he twice was named the national offensive coordinator of the year.
Moorhead has coached, developed and mentored 19 players that have been selected in the last four NFL Drafts. Included in those 18 selections are four first-round picks and 12 in the top three rounds, highlighted by New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley. Moorhead’s offensive helped Barkley rack up over 4,300 all-purpose yards in two seasons en route to being taken second overall in the 2018 NFL Draft before earning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.