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Andrew Breiner Promoted to Offensive Coordinator at Fordham
Former pass game coordinator helped Rams offense to new heights in 2013
Bronx, N.Y. (June 2, 2014) – Andrew Breiner, who served as the pass game coordinator the past two years, has been promoted to Offensive Coordinator at Fordham University it was announced today by head football coach Joe Moorhead.
Breiner, a 2006 graduate of Lock Haven (Pa.) University, begins his third year on the Fordham in 2014. Last fall, Breiner’s passing unit saw unparalleled success, leading the NCAA FCS in pass completion percentage (.706) with quarterback Mike Nebrich, the 2013 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, leading the way, ranking first in the nation in pass completion percentage (.735) and total offense (376.4 yards/game), second in passing efficiency (171.3) and third in passing yards/game (336.9), passing touchdowns (35) and completions per game (27.15). Nebrich set school single season records for completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns.
With the success of the passing game came recognition of the Fordham wide receivers as Sam Ajala was named All-America and First Team All-Patriot League as was tight end Dan Light while Tebucky Jones, Jr., and Brian Wetzel were both named Second Team All-Patriot League. Ajala set school records for most receiving yards in a season (1,646) and tied the record with 14 receiving touchdowns (as did Wetzel) while Light set the mark for most receptions in a season by a tight end (66).
Breiner arrived at Fordham after serving as a graduate assistant for the previous three years with Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead at Connecticut. Prior to his stay at UConn, Breiner was an assistant coach at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., for two seasons.
A Dean's List student, Breiner graduated in 2006 from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a degree in health and physical education. He was a four-year letter winner with the Bald Eagles as a wide receiver and also played special teams. Breiner won a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the NFF for his accomplishments athletically, academically and in the community.