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Shannon Dawson

Coaching Responsibility: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Birthday: August 9
Hometown: Clinton, La.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Wingate, ’90)
Family: Wife - Chelsea
Year at West Virginia: Third
Year in Coaching: 12

Playing Career
- Played quarterback and receiver at Wingate
- Led all receivers with 43 catches for 584 yards and seven touchdowns, while passing for two touchdowns

Coaching Career
2013: West Virginia (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
2012: West Virginia (offensive coordinator/receivers)
2011: West Virginia (inside receivers)
2008-10: Stephen F. Austin (offensive coordinator)
2006-07: Millsaps (offensive coordinator)
2005: New Mexico State (graduate assistant/offense)
2004: Southeastern Louisiana (running backs)
2003: Southeastern Louisiana (offensive quality control)
2002: Wingate (wide receivers)

Bowl Games Coached
2012: Pinstripe
2011: Orange

Coaching Highlights
- Has 11 years of collegiate coaching experience and helped guide Millsaps and Stephen F. Austin to four straight conference championships and West Virginia to the Big East Conference championship in 2011
- Helped lead Millsaps to the 2006 NCAA DIII playoffs and Stephen F. Austin to the 2009 and 2010 NCAA FCS playoffs

West Virginia
- In 2012, WVU finished with the nation’s No. 9 scoring offense and No. 10 in passing offense and total offense
- Receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey were named All-Big 12 First-Team selections and to numerous All-American teams
- Austin was selected as the eighth pick of the first round of the NFL draft, and Bailey in the third round, both by St. Louis
- Austin was named the Paul Hornung Award winner for college football’s most versatile player and the Jet Award for the top returner in the nation
- Bailey was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s best receiver
- Austin and Bailey tied or set a combined 26 WVU single-game, season, career, class and bowl records
- Bailey led the nation in receiving touchdowns (25) and was third in receiving yards (1,622) and both Bailey, and Austin led the Big 12 in receptions (114) and were tied for third nationally
- In 2011, the Mountaineers finished with more than 4,500 yards receiving, setting the school record for the most yards in a single season
- Coached Tavon Austin, first team All-Big East, became the fourth Mountaineer receiver in school history to finish with 1,000 yards or more receiving
- Austin set the school record for most catches in a season (101) and was No. 2 in season receiving yards (1,186)
- Austin was No. 8 nationally in receptions per game and No. 23 in receiving yards per game
- Austin was No. 1 nationally in all-purpose yardage (199 average yards per game)

Stephen F. Austin
- In 2010, Dawson guided the nation’s No. 1 passing offense (362.2) and No. 4 scoring offense (36.3), ranking No. 6 in total offense (442.9).
- The Lumberjacks led the Southland Conference in all three categories, as well as pass efficiency (137.23)
- Quarterback Jeremy Moses was a two-time All-American, two-time Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year and won the Walter Payton Award, given to the Player of the Year in the NCAA FCS Division
- Moses finished his career as the school and league’s all-time passer, setting records in completions (1,151), touchdown passes (121), passing yards (13,061) and total offense (12,853)
- In 2009, his offensive squad led the nation in passing yards (343.7) and was No. 2 in total offense (468.9), No. 6 in scoring offense (34.9) and No. 10 in pass efficiency (147.8)
- The Lumberjacks led the Southland Conference in all four categories and was second in scoring offense
- Moses led the nation in touchdown passes (40), was third in passing yards (317.2), fourth in points responsible for (18.5) and fifth in total offense (320.5)
- In 2008, Stephen F. Austin averaged only 16 points per game and came off a winless season. In his first season, the Lumberjacks led the Southland Conference in passing offense (345.8) and were No. 3 in the nation. They also were nationally ranked No. 13 in total offense (415.7) and No. 14 in scoring offense (35.0)

- The Majors won back-to-back conference championships for the first time in school history
- Offense averaged more than 35 points a game and was ranked in the Top 20 in both seasons, including as high as No. 5 in total offense
- Offense recorded 4,107 yards of total offense in 2006 and more than 4,500 in 2007
- Quarterback Juan Joseph, the two-time conference player of the year, signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in 2009

All-Conference Players
West Virginia: Tavon Austin (2011-12), Stedman Bailey (2012)
Stephen F. Austin: Duane Brooks (2009), Gralyn Crawford (2009), Dominique Edison (2008-09), Anthony Foster (2010), Kris Lott (2010), Jeremy Moses (2008-09-10), Contrevious Parks (2008-09-10), Aaron Rhea (2009), Cordell Roberson (2010)
Millsaps: Louis Conley (2007), Donnie Epps (2007) Josh Hanna (2006), Chris Jackson (2006), Juan Joseph (2006-07), Eric McCarty (2007), Burt Pereira (2007), Raymond Savage (2007)

All-American Players
West Virginia: Tavon Austin (2012), Stedman Bailey (2012)
Stephen F. Austin: Dominique Edson (2009), Jeremy Moses (2009-10), Cordell Roberson (2010)
Millsaps: Chris Jackson (2006)

Professional Players
West Virginia: Tavon Austin (2013), Stedman Bailey (2013), J.D. Woods (2013)
Stephen F. Austin: Dominique Edison (2010), Contrevious Parks (2010)
Millsaps: Chris Jackson (2009), Juan Joseph (2009)