QB Coach, Tarleton State
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When the 2022 season begins, Adam Austin will begin his second season as the quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator for Tarleton. Tarleton's passing attack was a major reason why the Texans finished with a winning record in 2022, going 6-5. The Texans finished third in the Western Athletic Conference with 20 passing touchdowns, throwing for 2,640 yards across 11 games, averaging 240.0 passing yards per contest. Austin came to Tarleton with a rich history of coaching success, including eight seasons spent at Tarleton’s former Lone Star Conference rival Midwestern State and one season at NCAA Division I Eastern Kentucky. Following his playing career, Austin spent three years as a graduate assistant coach of tight ends, quarterbacks and wide receivers. He spent his first year at Grambling and won a SWAC Championship before spending the next two at Marshall. He landed his first full-time gig as the quarterbacks coach for Midwestern State in 2011, where he won back-to-back league titles and was a part of the top scoring offense in NCAA Division II. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013 – a title he would keep for six seasons with the Mustangs. In 2017, the Mustangs had one of the top offenses in the nation. He departed for Eastern Kentucky in 2019 as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the Division I level. After leaving EKU and heading to Garden City Community College for the 2020 season, Austin never coached a game for GCCC because of the COVID canceled fall. He signed on with Missouri Southern State in February and coached one spring game – a 21-20 win against Southern Nazarene – before making the move back to Texas.