MSU Football: St. Louis promoted to defensive coordinator

MOREHEAD – Patrick St. Louis, who is set to enter his sixth season on the Morehead State University football coaching staff, has been elevated to offensive coordinator.

“I am honored to be accepting my new position and am grateful for the opportunity that (Head) Coach (Rob) Tenyer has given me,” St. Louis said. “(Former Assistant Coach) Craig (Mullins) was a great mentor, and I am thankful to carry his knowledge with me into this season. We have a good group coming back, and it should be an exciting year for us.”

St. Louis, who coached the offensive line the past two seasons, moves into the role following Mullins’ passing in May after a five-month battle with cancer.

St. Louis was a graduate assistant in 2009 and 2010 before being elevated to full-time status in 2011. He left briefly to coach the offensive line at Division III school Olivet (Mich.) in 2012 before returning to MSU prior to the 2013 season. He also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator for the past six months.

“I’m excited to have Patrick leading our offense, and it will be an easy transition on the field for our staff and players,” Tenyer said. “Patrick has worn many hats during his time at MSU, and his work ethic, organization and commitment to excellence has provided him with this opportunity.”

The MSU offensive line ranked second in the Pioneer Football League in fewest sacks allowed in 2014 and third in that category in 2013. He helped guide the offense to averages of 429 total yards and 276 passing yards per game in 2014

St. Louis has mentored five All-PFL linemen the past two seasons.

“Patrick was a big part of our initial installation of the spread offense, and I’m confident he will continue the tradition of an exciting and explosive brand of offensive football,” Tenyer added. “I truly believe he has the knowledge and understanding to lead us into the next chapter of our playbook.”

He spent the 2008 campaign as a student assistant at his alma mater, Division II program Missouri Western, where he earned four letters as a lineman from 2004-07.

A native of Belton, Mo., St. Louis earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2008 and master’s degree in secondary education from Morehead State in 2010. His wife Chastity is also an MSU graduate. The couple has been married since 2012.

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