Mason Miller
Mason  Miller

Position:
Assistant Coach/Offensive Line


12/28/2016

Norvell completes full-time coaching staff

Former Pack standout Vai Taua returns to Reno as analyst on special teams.

Mason Miller embarks on his first season as the offensive line coach at Nevada under first-year head coach Jay Norvell.

Miller has keen awareness of the Air Raid offense, having played and coached at Valdosta State with Wolf Pack offensive coordinator Matt Mumme and his father, Hal, an architect of the Air Raid system. Miller moved with Mumme to stops at Southeastern Louisiana, New Mexico State and McMurry before spending the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Tarleton State.

He had been an integral part of three consecutive winning seasons at McMurry, something that had happened just six other times in the university's 87-year football history. In Miller's four seasons as an assistant coach the War Hawks averaged 416 yards per game of total offense, with better than 346 yards per game coming through the air. Miller began as the War Hawks' assistant head coach and offensive line coach and was promoted to offensive coordinator after the departure of Matt Mumme following the 2010 season. Miller also served as McMurry's recruiting coordinator.

The 2012 campaign, which was McMurry's first as an NCAA Division II competitor, saw the War Hawk offense average more than 433 yards per game in total offense, 367 yards per game via the passing game. Then-quarterback Jake Mullin became just the 59th player in NCAA history - at any level - to pass for both 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns in a career, leading the team to its first bowl appearance, and win, in 63 years.

In 2011, Miller's first as offensive coordinator, he oversaw an offense that ranked 18th in the nation, and second in the American Southwest Conference, in scoring offense at 37.7 points per game. Eight of his 2011 players were named to the All-ASC team on offense. Additionally McMurry broke the NCAA Division III single game total offense record with 863 yards versus Texas Lutheran. In 2010, Miller guided the offensive line, which paved the way for both the No. 2 ranked passing offense in the ASC and NCAA Division III.

Miller played running back at Valdosta State under Hal Mumme for two seasons (1994-95) and was a member of the NCAA Division II team that made the national playoffs for the first time in school history. Miller stayed on at Valdosta State as a student assistant after suffering a career-ending knee injury. He was a part of the staff that led VSU to a 1996 Gulf South Conference Championship.

From there he moved to the high school ranks where he served as the offensive coordinator for Valwood High School in Valdosta, Ga. He helped resurrect a program that had gone 1-19 in the previous two seasons and guided Valwood to a playoff berth in 1998 and then a state championship in 1999. As the offensive coordinator, he coached his offense to a No. 1 state rank in total offense. Miller then returned to the collegiate ranks at Washington and Lee University, serving as the wide receivers coach.

Miller reunited with his old college football coach and helped Hal Mumme start the Southeastern Louisiana University football program from scratch. Miller coached the running backs in 2003 and moved to coach the offensive line in 2004 and helped SE Louisiana rank No. 1 in the nation in total offense.

Hal Mumme took Miller with him to New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. from 2005-08 and worked with the Aggies' offensive line all four years. He coached four all-conference linemen at NMSU including Nick Cole, who played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles. Miller was promoted to assistant head coach prior to the 2008 season with the Aggies.

Miller graduated from Valdosta State in Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1999. He and his wife, Megan, have two daughters, Madison and Mallory.

Coaching Career
2017 – Nevada, offensive line
2014-16 – Tarleton State, offensive coordinator
2013 – McMurry, head coach
2009-12 – McMurry, offensive line/offensive coordinator
2005-08 – New Mexico State, offensive line
2004 – Southeastern Louisiana, offensive line
2003 – Southeastern Louisiana, running backs
2000 – Washington and Lee, wide receivers
1998-99 – Valwood High School, offensive coordinator
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