Zach Yenser Joins Kansas Football Staff as Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach David Beaty put another important piece of his staff in place Wednesday as he announced the addition of Zach Yenser to the Jayhawk coaching staff. Yenser will serve as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach at KU.
Yenser arrives at Kansas with seven years of coaching offensive line under his belt, including stops at Cal and Louisiana Tech. In addition, he had an outstanding four-year career playing on the offensive line at Troy.
“We are thrilled to have Zach join our staff,” said Beaty. “He is full of energy, enthusiasm and passion for the game. The production of his players at both Louisiana Tech and Cal has been extraordinary. His players love and respect him and that is important to me. Much Like the rest of our staff, Zach is a man of great integrity and character and we are happy to have him leading our offensive line unit.”
A native of Marietta, Georgia, Yenser recently completed a two-year stint as the offensive line coach on Dykes’ staff at Cal. During his time in Berkeley the offensive line showed great improvement as the Golden Bears experienced two of the greatest offensive performances in school history. In 2014, the Bears established four offensive season school records, including passing yards (4,152), passing touchdowns (37), total yards per game (495.2 ypg) and first downs passing (188).
Prior to his time at Cal, Yenser spent three seasons at Louisiana Tech. He was the assistant offensive line coach for a 2012 Louisiana Tech squad that posted a 9-3 record and led the nation in both scoring offense (51.50 ppg) and total offense (577.92 ypg), while ranking third in passing offense (350.75), seventh in fewest sacks allowed (0.83 spg) and 17th in rushing offense (227.17 ypg).
Yenser spent his first two seasons at Louisiana Tech from 2010-11 working with the offensive line as a graduate assistant after having previously been an offensive line consultant under current Cal offensive coordinator Franklin at Auburn in 2008 and Middle Tennessee State in 2009. Yenser was also a consultant at Texas Tech prior to the 2012 campaign.
“Zach has worked alongside some of the finest offensive minds in the country including Sonny Dykes and Tony Franklin,” said Beaty. “He spent time with Coach Franklin not only as a coach, but also as a player in the system while he was at Troy.”
In addition to working at Cal and Louisiana Tech, Yenser has made coaching stops Colquitt County High School (2009, assistant coach/offensive line), Henderson State (2008, assistant coach/offensive line) and his alma mater Troy (2007, graduate assistant/offensive line).
Yenser was a four-year starter at Troy and at one point appeared in 42-consecutive games from 2003-06 before graduating from the school with a bachelor’s degree in communication and fine arts in 2007.
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