Charlotte, N.C. -- Charlotte 49ers head football coach Brad Lambert has announced Jeff Mullen as his Offensive Coordinator on April 2nd.
Lambert previously announced Mullen's hiring during the press conference that introduced Lambert as the 49ers head coach, March 1. Mullen served as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at West Virginia from 2008-10. He worked alongside Lambert at Wake Forest from 2001-07. From 2003-07 he served as Quarterbacks Coach after starting at Wake as the Fullbacks, Tight Ends and Offensive Tackles Coach in 2001-02.
A 1990 graduate of Wittenburg University, Mullen earned all-America honors as a defensive back. He began his 20-year coaching career at Hawaii in 1991 as the Defensive Graduate Assistant. He moved on to Ohio University, where he earned a master's degree in Sports Administration, to serve as the Bobcats' Fullbacks, Tight Ends and Offensive Tackles coach.
During his career he coached quarterback Pat White at West Virginia in 2008. A second-round NFL draft pick, White was a senior at the time and led WVU to the Meineke Car Care Bowl to become the first starting quarterback in NCAA history to win four bowl games. In 2010, Mullen helped West Virginia to a share of the Big East Championship with an offense that ranked #2 in total offense, #4 in rushing offense and #2 in passing offense in the conference.
At Wake Forest, Mullen oversaw the development of quarterback Riley Skinner. The ACC Rookie of the Year, Skinner led Wake to the 2006 ACC Championship and a trip to the Orange Bowl as a freshman and led the nation in completion pct. as a sophomore in leading the Demon Deacons to nine wins, including a victory in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte.
"He tutored Riley Skinner as a freshman," Lambert said. "The way he handled him and the way he worked with him. He's the kind of person we want handling our players. He has the ability to work with a new quarterback and to groom a new guy. I've always been very impressed with that. (As an offensive coordinator) he has the ability to adapt and adjust during a game. In watching him from afar (while Mullen was at West Virginia), his ability to move the ball was always a positive."