University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head football coach Russ Huesman has added a new running backs coach. Pending University approval, Sean Dawkins will join the Mocs staff next week.
Dawkins was most recently the running backs coach and run-game coordinator at Murray State. He just wrapped up his fourth season with the Racers.
“We are excited about adding Sean to our program,” stated Huesman. “He brings a lot of experience to the position and will be an excellent addition to our offensive staff.”
During his time at Murray State, Dawkins mentored Mike Harris, one of the top rushers in recent memory for the Racers. He rushed for 1,922 yards and 23 touchdowns in his two years under Dawkins.
In 2011, Harris became just the 10th 1,000-yard rusher in school history and was a two-time All-OVC honoree.
Dawkins came to MSU after spending the 2009 season as the running backs coach at West Texas A&M. He helped the Buffs to their fifth-straight winning season and guided running back Keithon Flemming to All-Lone Star Conference honors, despite missing the first six games of the season.
Prior to his time at WTAMU, Dawkins spent one season at Huntingdon College. He tutored running back Jamal Gardner to a 1,000-yard rushing campaign.
Dawkins spent five years as a member of the Troy football team and helped the Trojans capture a pair of Sun Belt Conference championships. He was twice named a team captain and was a three-year starter at fullback.
Dawkins finished his career with 507 yards and four touchdowns on 126 carries. He also added 32 receptions for 300 yards. His most effective season came in 2005 when he rushed for 285 yards on 76 attempts.
After missing the 2006 season with an injury, Dawkins returned in 2007 to rush for 100 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Trojans to a Sun Belt championship and a bid to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. He graduated from Troy in 2007 with a degree in social science.
Dawkins played his prep ball at Parkview High School, where he was a two-time all-state selection at running back and linebacker, as well as being named the 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. He helped the Panthers to three-straight Georgia 5A state championships and finished his career as the all-time leading rusher in Georgia state championships.