Les Koenning

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Les Koenning, Jr.
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach
Team UAB
Conference C-USA
Biographical details
Born (1959-02-10) February 10, 1959 (age 58)
San Antonio, Texas
Playing career
1977–1980 Texas
Position(s) Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1983 Texas (assistant)
1984 Alabama (assistant)
1985 Southwestern Louisiana (assistant)
1986–1989 Mississippi State (assistant)
1990–1993 Rice (assistant)
1993 Duke (assistant)
1994–1996 Texas A&M (assistant)
1997 Miami Dolphins (assistant)
1998 Duke (assistant)
1999 Houston (assistant)
2000 TCU (assistant)
2001–2002 Alabama (OC)
2003–2007 Texas A&M (OC)
2008 South Alabama (OC)
2009–2013 Mississippi State (OC/QB)
2014 Texas (WR)
2016–present UAB (OC/QB)

Les Koenning, Jr. (born February 10, 1959) is an American football coach. He the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Coaching career[edit]

At Texas A&M, Koenning had called plays from the press box, and coach Dennis Franchione could overrule them, which he did often. In November 2007, the Aggies upset 13th-ranked Texas 38–30, and rumors have it that Franchione did not overrule a single play. Koenning, however, refused to discuss the matter.[1]

After leaving A&M, Koenning was hired by Joey Jones at the University of South Alabama, which was getting ready to play its debut season in 2009.[2]

In December 2008, Dan Mullen, the new head coach at Mississippi State, hired Koenning to coach the offense, though his specific role had not yet been revealed at the time.[3] Mullen announced that Koenning would serve as offensive coordinator in February 2009.[4] Koenning previously coached receivers at Mississippi State under then-head coach Rockey Felker, during the late 1980s. Though he was replaced after the 1990 season at MSU by Jackie Sherrill, Felker serves today as MSU's director/coordinator of recruiting.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to the former Lisa Pihl, and has two children Lana Koenning and Les Koenning.[5]

His cousin Vic Koenning has served as a defensive coordinator for several teams, among them Illinois, where he also served as interim head coach.


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