MOREHEAD, Ky. – Milo Austin, who possesses playing and coaching experience at all levels, has joined the Morehead State football staff. Austin will coach the slot receivers and tight ends.
Austin has held coaching positions at Division I Cincinnati, Hampton and Montana State and Division II Glenville State (W.Va.) and Midwestern State (Tex.). He has also held positions with the St. Louis Rams, and Lanphier (Ill.) High School. He played collegiately at Salisbury (Md.) and West Virginia.
Austin also founded and ran the Full Focus Foundation, a youth life skills development program.
“I am thrilled to be a part of such a great staff of even better individuals,” Austin said. “(Head) Coach (Rob) Tenyer has truly created a championship culture here at Morehead State by doing things the right way, and I am thankful to be involved in that process.”
Austin was the running backs and kickoff return coach at Glenville in 2012 and 2013. He mentored Rahmann Lee, the 2012 Division II National Freshman of the Year. Lee compiled 2,764 rushing yards and scored 27 total touchdowns in his first two seasons with Austin.
He completed the Bill Walsh Minority Internship program with the St. Louis Rams in the summer of 2013, served as director of the football program at Camp Winadu in Massachusetts in the summer of 2012 and was the offensive and special teams coordinator at Lanphier High School during the 2011 season.
During the 2010 season, Austin was the director of player development at Cincinnati. He headed the “Cats in the Community” initiative and created the “CATS” Life Skills seminar program.
Austin was the running backs and kickoff return coach at Hampton for the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. With Austin’s guidance, Kevin Teel led the nation in kickoff return average (36.9) in 2008 and returned two for touchdowns. He coached LaMarcus Coker, who rushed for 1,027 yards, in 2009. Hampton was ranked in the Football Championship Subdivision Top-25 poll in 2008.
Austin served as running backs coach at Midwestern State in 2006. He helped the Mustangs lead the nation in total offense and rank sixth in the country in rushing while advancing to the second round of the NCAA playoffs. Daniel Polk compiled 1,199 rushing yards and scored 11 touchdowns under Austin’s tutelage.
Austin began his playing career as a cornerback at Division III Salisbury, where he was named Atlantic Central Football Conference Freshman of the Year in 2001. He was also the Eastern College Athletic Conference Eastern Region Freshman of the Year.
He finished his career at West Virginia, where he was a wide receiver on the 2004 Big East Conference Championship team.
Austin earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia in 2006.