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NAIA Coordinator of the Year - Finalists

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The 2013 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year will be recognized and will receive their awards at an event held in their honor at the American Football Coaches Association's annual convention in January. 

This is the first year FootballScoop will honor a NAIA Coordinator of the Year. 

Ken Fasnacht NAIA Coordinator of the Year Finalist

Southern Oregon 

Only two teams across all of the NCAA (Baylor, and FCS Eastern Illinois) can claim that they racked up more yardage per game than Ken Fasnacht's Southern Oregon unit. Fasnacht's unit not only led all of NAIA in yards per game, but also led the way in scoring (47 ppg), pass offense (406 ypg), first downs per game (31) and total offense (588 ypg).

Led by the big guys up front, the Raiders allowed just over one sack per game, and also ranked in the top 30 in total rushing offense (2,004 yards). As far as skill players go, Fasnacht oversaw guys that ranked No. 1 nationally in passing yards per game (Austin Dodge - 399 ypg), receiving yards per game (112 ypg), total offense (Dodge - 4,442), and total offense per game (404 ypg).

CoY2013-120-150 Key Stats:

1st nationally in scoring (47 points per game)

1st in pass offense (406 yards per game)

1st in first downs per game (31)

1st in total offense (588 yards per game)

3rd across all divisions in yards per game

5th in passing efficiency (158.5)

Lucas Lueders/Collin Prosser NAIA Coordinator of the Year Finalist

Lucas Lueders

Collin Prosser

 

Morningside 

When it came to balance, no team at the NAIA level, no team did it better than the unit led by Collin Prosser and Lucas Lueders. The Mustangs finished the season ranked in the top ten in both rushing (No. 6 - 262 ypg), and passing (289 ypg) offense, and that kind of balance is rare for any level.

Lueders and Prosser's unit led the country in pass efficiency (180.7), and also ranked in the top three in scoring (46 ppg), first downs per game (29), and third down conversion percentage (52 percent). Three of the Mustang skill players cracked the top 20 in individual rankings, including quarterback Ryan Kasdorf leading the country in pass efficiency (192.5), receiver Kyle Schuck in receiving yards per game (No. 3 - 109 ypg), and running back Brandon Wegher in total rushing (No. 19 - 1,205 yards).

CoY2013-120-150 Key Stats:

 

1st  in pass efficiency (180.7)

2nd in scoring offense per game (46 points per game)

3rd in first downs per game (29)

3rd in third down conversion % (52%)

6th rushing offense per game (262 yards per game)

7th in pass offense per game (289)

Monty Roe NAIA Coordinator of the Year Finalist

 

Monty Roe

Missouri Valley 

 

Flip through the defensive leaders among NAIA programs, and you're going to see Missouri Valley's defense, led by Monty Roe, show up a whole lot. Roe's defense led the country in numerous categories including scoring defense (13 ppg), rush defense (71 ypg), total defense (226 ypg), and opponent 3rd down conversion percentage (37 percent).

The star of Roe's unit was defensive lineman Ty Phillips who ranked fourth in TFL per game (2.3), fifth in total TFL (25.5), 7th in total sacks (10.5), and eighth in sacks per game (1). In nine of their 12 games this season, Missouri Valley held opponents to 14 points or less, and only gave up 20 points or more on two occasions.

CoY2013-120-150 Key Stats:

1st scoring defense (13 points per game)

1st in opponent 3rd down conversion % (24% - 41/170)

1st in rush defense (71 yards per game)

1st in total defense per game (226 yards per game)

4th in first downs allowed (166)

7th in total sacks (37)

8th in pass defense

Joe Woodley NAIA Coordinator of the Year Finalist

Joe Woodley

Grand View 

As the leader behind Grand View's first ever NAIA national title, Joe Woodley has a lot to hang his hat on after the year his defense put together in 2013. The unit led the country in sacks, with 56 total, and in the national semis against Morningside (IA), the defense turned in their best performance of the season, accounting for 21 tackles for loss in a 35-0 romp of a top five team.

When the season ended with a national championship, Woodley's unit finished ranked No. 2 in total defense (273 ypg), No. 2 in scoring defense per game (15 ppg), third in rushing defense (101 ypg), and sixth in pass efficiency defense (99.1).

CoY2013-120-150 Key Stats:

1st in total sacks (56)

2nd in total defense per game (273 yards per game)

2nd in scoring defense per game (15 points per game)

3rd in rushing defense per game (101 yards per game)

6th in pass efficiency defense (99.1)


 


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