Former Pack standout Vai Taua returns to Reno as analyst on special teams.
A disciple of the noted “Air Raid” offensive attack, Mumme comes to the Pack after four seasons as the head coach of LaGrange College in Georgia. He played quarterback at Kentucky under his father, Hal Mumme, one of the noted architects of the pass-happy Air Raid system.
“We want to be a dynamic team that is equally adept at throwing and running the football,” Norvell said in announcing Mumme’s hiring. “The Air Raid runs best with great backs and a great running game and we want to continue that great tradition at Nevada. Coach Mumme has been offensive coordinator for 10 years running the same system. He knows how to install it, with every detail from a time player walks on the field to the time he leaves practice.”
Mumme arrived in Reno with 14 years of coaching experience under his belt, including 10 as an offensive coordinator at New Mexico State, Southeastern Louisiana, McMurry, Davidson and LaGrange. In his coaching career, he has guided a top-10 passing offense in the nation 11 times, including three times as the top passing offense in the nation and once as the top team in total offense.
“Fayedra and I are very excited and blessed to be joining the Wolf Pack family,” Mumme said. “Coach Norvell has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this business I am honored to be joining his staff. I'm also excited about getting to spend some time with Coach Ault who has been an icon in not only the history of Nevada but also the football world. Several years ago after competing against Coach Ault while we were at New Mexico State, I realized the value of his "Pistol" style. Once I incorporated into the Air Raid it gave us more versatility in the run game as well as the passing game.”
Mumme’s offense led the USA South conference in passing for the fourth straight year in 2016, averaging more than 360 yards per game. The Panthers led NCAA Division III in passing yards per game in 2013 and were sixth in 2014. They finished fifth in the nation in passing this season.
Mumme’s offenses at Davidson broke numerous school records. Quarterback Jonathan Carkhuff broke the school passing record and was sixth in the nation, while receiver Lanny Funsten became an All-American under Mumme, setting a single-season school record with 100 receptions.
In two seasons at McMurry, Mumme’s War Hawks were second in Division III in passing yards and led all of college football with 45 touchdown passes. His offense produced 6,699 passing yards and 71 touchdowns, driving the team’s first winning season in 10 years.
Mumme has coached 10 all-conference quarterbacks and receivers. Mumme also coached All-American quarterback Martin Hankins at Southeastern Louisiana. Hankins threw for 7,777 yards and 65 touchdowns and was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, the Heisman Trophy for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Series.
His 2003 offense at SELU led the nation in both passing offense and total offense. The 2004 Lions offense also led the nation in passing under Mumme’s direction.
Mumme holds a degree in human environmental studies with a minor in business from the University of Kentucky, and he also earned a master’s in business administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. His wife, Fayedra, is a licensed professional counselor.
2017 – Nevada, Offensive Coordinator
2013-16 – LaGrange, Head Coach
2011-12 – Davidson, Offensive Coordinator
2009-10 – McMurry, Offensive Coordinator
2005-08 – New Mexico State, Co-Offensive Coordinator
2003-04 – Southeastern Louisiana, Quarterbacks Coach