HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss football coach Will Hall has announced the hiring of Jeremy Darveau as offensive line coach and run-game coordinator.
Jeremy Darveau O-line Coach
Darveau comes to Southern Miss from Missouri State where he served in the same position.
He also held the same position in 2019 while at USF, helping to lead a running attack that yielded 4.4 yards per carry, with the team’s top two ball carriers each netting more than 5.1 yards per attempt.
He worked the previous four seasons (2015-18) at Valdosta State.
He helped lead the Blazers to:
- The 2018 NCAA Division II championship.
- No. 1 ranked scoring offense in the division (52.0 ppg).
- 36-10 record with three Division II playoff appearances.
- The 2018 VSU offense led the nation in scoring (52.0 ppg)
- Ranked second in first downs (341)
- Fourth in total offense (523.9 ypg), red-zone offense (.901), and pass efficiency (167.37).
- The Blazers scored 728 points in 2018- the most in NCAA Division II history.
- 7,334 yards (3,676 rushing/3,658 passing)
- 7.9 yards per play on the year.
- Senior offensive linemen Jeremy King was the runner-up for the Gene Upshaw Award, presented to the most outstanding Division II lineman.
Prior to joining the Valdosta State program, Darveau spent the 2014 season as an offensive quality control coach at Florida.
Southwest Minnesota State
He began his coaching career in 2008 at Southwest Minnesota State:
- tight ends and running backs graduate assistant coach for two seasons (2008-09).
- promoted to offensive line coach/run game coordinator there in 2010, serving in that role for three seasons (2010-12)
- offensive coordinator (2013).
- bowl game appearance in 2013 during his tenure.
- 40 offensive records set.
- Seven league records.
- Developed 12 all-conference players
Jeremy Darveau-Playing Days
Originally from Hilton Head Island, S.C., he earned a bachelor of science degree in Sociology from Louisville, where he lettered in the 2004 and 2005 seasons as an offensive tackle.
He started seven games as a junior and 12 as a senior as the Cardinals posted a 20-4 record over the two seasons.
Prior to playing at Louisville, Darveau spent two seasons at Kentucky and a season at Dodge City Community College.
Darveau replaces Cody Kennedy who took a similar position at Arkansas.
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Editor Note: Source-Southern Mississippi Athletics Communication.