From Edinboro University to the valley of Shippensburg University and now Oklahoma State University, former SU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has made the leap from Division II to a Division I powerhouse.
According to Oklahoma State’s athletic department, OK State head coach Mike Gundy hired Yurcich as his new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“Coach Yurcich has 14 years of experience coaching quarterbacks and a thorough background in the passing game,” Gundy told OK State. “He has been a successful offensive coordinator for many years.”
Yurcich was the offensive coordinator at SU for the past two seasons and has been coaching for 14 seasons including stops at Indiana University, Edinboro University and Saint Francis University (MI).
Yurcich led the Raiders to historic offensive seasons in 2011 and 2012. His up-tempo office resembled a Ford Mustang compared to the Wing-T offense that SU employed before his arrival. In 2012, SU led the nation in total offense per game (529.92 yards per game) and was second in the nation in points per game (46.85).
Yurcich also helped groom quarterback Zach Zulli into the offensive presence he is now. Zulli benefitted from the spread attack Yurcich preached, as he tossed 54 touchdowns— a DII high.