|Title||Offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach|
February 10, 1959 |
San Antonio, Texas
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985||Southwestern Louisiana (assistant)|
|1986–1989||Mississippi State (assistant)|
|1994–1996||Texas A&M (assistant)|
|1997||Miami Dolphins (assistant)|
|2003–2007||Texas A&M (OC)|
|2008||South Alabama (OC)|
|2009–2013||Mississippi State (OC/QB)|
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.
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. Mullen announced that Koenning would serve as offensive coordinator in February 2009. 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.
He is married to the former Lisa Pihl, and has two children Lana Koenning and Les Koenning.
- MySA.com: Big 12 Archived 2008-01-18 at the Wayback Machine.
- "JONES NAMES KOENNING AS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS COACH" (Press release).
- "MSU's Mullen hires Koenning for offensive role".
- "UPDATE:Mullen sets roles for Miss. State coaching staff".
- "Les Koenning Named To Mississippi State Football Staff".