Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tarleton: OC Munoz resigns, Carey promoted

Carey named the offensive coordinator
Courtesy Tarleton Sports

STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton head football coach Sam McElroy has announced the promotion of Scott Carey to offensive coordinator.

Carey, who has been a member of the Texan football staff for the last three seasons, will continue to coach the offensive line while moving to the play-calling position.

“Scott has been here for three seasons and really knows the offensive system, and he is prepared to and ready to step in and assume this role,” McElroy said. “He has a great love for the program, I believe he will jump in and do a great job of leading our offense.”

The new offensive coordinator was a four-year letterman for the Texans who played from 1994-97 before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and sports studies. He came to the Texan coaching staff during the 2006 spring semester.

Under the direction of Carey, the Texan offensive line has blocked for some of the best running backs in the Lone Star Conference. He has coached several all-Lone Star Conference honorees during that time.

After graduating from Tarleton, Carey served as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State from 2000-02 while obtaining his master’s degree. He then became the offensive line coach at Colorado School of Mines from 2002-05 where he helped the team win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2004. While there, he also coached a two-year all-american. Carey was the offensive line coach for the line that blocked for the 2004 Harlon Hill Trophy Winner, the award for the best NCAA Division II football player. He coached the RMAC Offensive Lineman of the Year while also mentoring several all-conference honorees.

Carey replaces Jason Munoz who resigned after a year with the Texan football program.

“I want to thank Jason for his hard work and dedication to the program,” McElroy said. “I wish him the very best of luck as he pursues other opportunities.”

The Texans finished the 2008 season 8-3 overall and narrowly missed the NCAA Division II playoffs for the third straight season.

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