Littrell Adds Mainord And Davis To Coaching Staff
Offensive Side Of The Coaching Staff Complete For North Texas
DENTON – Mean Green head coach Seth Littrell has completed the offensive side of his coaching staff with the hires of Tommy Mainord and Brad Davis. Mainord is the associate head coach, passing game coordinator and inside wide receivers coach, and Davis has been named the run game coordinator and offensive line coach.
In addition, Littrell has retained Tommy Perry as his running backs coach and special teams coordinator, and Scotty Conley will be the director of high school relations. The rest of the offensive staff consists of Graham Harrell as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Joel Filani is outside wide receivers coach.
Mainord, who spent the last three seasons at Kentucky, has deep Texas ties, having coaches at Texas Tech, Lamar, Sam Houston State and Tarleton State.
This past season at Kentucky, Mainord coached Dorian Baker and Garrett Johnson who combined for 101 catches, 1,302 yards receiving and five touchdowns. The pair both averaged over 10 yards a catch.
Mainord had a three-year stint at Sam Houston State in 2005-07, spending three seasons as an assistant coach for wide receivers and running backs. In 2007, SHSU ranked 16th in the country in passing offense and 21st in total offense. Following the ’07 season, Mainord was promoted to co-offensive coordinator but he departed before the next season began.
Mainord tutored several talented players while with the Bearkats, including D.D. Terry, who rushed for a school-record 1,328 yards to rank seventh in the Football Championship Subdivision and pace the Southland Conference. Terry was honored as the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was one of 16 finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which honors the Division I FCS Offensive Player of the Year.
Most recently, Davis was the offensive line coach at East Carolina, where he helped guide the duo of running back Chris Hairston and quarterback James Summers to combine for 1,200 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns.
Prior to his one season at East Carolina, Davis played a key role in guiding prolific offenses at James Madison and Portland State. He was the JMU co-offensive coordinator and line coach during the 2014 campaign. He helped the Dukes to a 9-4 overall mark and the school's first Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoff appearance since 2011 after a third-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Davis and James Madison stood 10th nationally in total offense with a 484.6 yards-per-game average last fall, 17th in scoring with a 35.7 points-per-game clip and 21st in both rushing and passing. Behind the play of Associated Press Third-Team All-America quarterback Vad Lee, the Dukes established numerous school records, including passing completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns. In addition to Lee and receiver Daniel Brown, Davis also had a direct impact on the development of another All-CAA performer, offensive lineman Mitchell Kirsch.
Before joining JMU in 2014, Davis spent the previous five years at Portland State, serving as the run-game coordinator and offensive line coach as part of the program's pistol package. Under Davis, the Vikings had 10 players earn All-Big Sky Conference honors while ranking among the nation’s leaders in fewest sacks allowed.
In 2013, senior tackle Mitchell Van Dyk was named First-Team All-Big Sky as well as garnering third-team All-America honors by The Sports Network. The 2013 season was a record breaking one for PSU. Davis helped lead Portland State to a Big Sky top team rank in total offense, second in rushing offense and third in scoring offense, while ranking third at the FCS level in rushing offense and total offense. The Vikings also set school records with 6,486 total yards, 3,330 rushing yards, a 277.7 rushing average, 540.5 total offense average and 36 ground touchdowns.