Bowling Green Falcons Coaching Staff 2023

With Scot Loeffler at the head of Bowling Green's coaching staff, the Falcons are an ascending force in the Mid-American Conference.

An ascending force in the Mid-American Conference, Scot Loeffler enters his fifth season as the Bowling Green Falcons head coach in the 2023 college football season. Who makes up the rest of the Bowling Green coaching staff for the upcoming campaign?

Bowling Green Falcons Coaching Staff

Head Coach, Scot Loeffler

An experienced and successful quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, Loeffler took over at the head of the Bowling Green coaching staff in 2019 as the 20th head coach in Falcons history. In his first appointment as a college football coach, the former Michigan QB has begun a transformation at Bowling Green that saw them become bowl eligible for the first time since 2015.

In 2022, Loeffler led the Falcons to their best overall record (6-7) in seven years while winning five games in the MAC for the first time since their 10-4 campaign under now-Syracuse head coach Dino Babers. While his fourth season in charge was the standout year, in 2021, the Falcons shocked the college football world by beating Big Ten opponent Minnesota, 14-10.

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Wherever he’s coached, Loeffler has left an indelible mark on the program’s quarterbacks. The Falcons’ head coach helped Matt McDonald secure his place in Bowling Green history. However, his most notable achievements as a QBs coach include mentoring Tom Brady and Tim Tebow, while helping Chad Henne to become the first true freshman QB to lead a team to the Big Ten title.

Loeffler began his coaching career at Michigan in 1996 and had two stints in Ann Arbor. His college coaching résumé includes stops at Central Michigan, Florida, Temple, Auburn, Virginia Tech, and Boston College. Additionally, the Bowling Green head coach spent the 2008 season working in the NFL as the quarterbacks’ coach for the Detroit Lions.

Offensive Coordinator, Greg Nosal and Max Warner

Greg Nosal and Max Warner serve as co-offensive coordinators on Bowling Green’s staff. Nosal will also serve as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator for the 2023 season. Meanwhile, Warner is responsible for coaching the program’s quarterbacks.

Nosal joined the Bowling Green coaching staff in 2020, having previously served as an offensive analyst at East Carolina. Originally hired as the running backs coach, he worked with the program’s tight ends in 2021 and 2022. A Virginia Tech alum, he began his coaching career with the Hokies in 2013. Nosal also spent three seasons with the Miami Hurricanes.

Arriving as the quarterbacks’ coach in 2019, Warner was promoted to co-offensive coordinator ahead of the 2022 college football campaign. A two-way player at Millikin College, he received his first coaching role working with the CBs at Lakeland College. Warner’s résumé features stints at both the high school and college level. He also worked with Nosal at Virginia Tech in 2015.

In their first season working together as co-offensive coordinators, Nosal and Warner helped engineer the fourth-ranked passing attack in the MAC. Meanwhile, Bowling Green improved their rank in the conference in total offense and scoring offense — scoring over two points per game in 2022 compared to the 2021 CFB season.

Defensive Coordinator, Steve Morrison and Sammy Lawanson

Steve Morrison and Sammy Lawanson will serve as co-defensive coordinators in 2023. Morrison will continue in his role as the inside linebackers coach, while Lawanson will be responsible for the Falcons’ outside linebackers.

Morrison joined Bowling Green in 2019 as the ILBs coach and associate head coach. A former All-Big Ten linebacker with Michigan, his coaching career has been inextricably linked to the state, serving as an assistant with the Wolverines from 2002-2004 before spending five years at Western Michigan and two years at Eastern Michigan.

After just one season as the outside linebackers coach on the Bowling Green staff, Lawanson was promoted to co-defensive coordinator. He arrived in Ohio after spending two seasons as the Northern Arizona OLBs coach. His coaching résumé includes stints at the high school, Power Five, Group of Five, FCS, and even XFL level.

While Morrison and Lawanson serve as co-defensive coordinators on the Bowling Green coaching staff, Morrison will make the defensive calls on game day, according to the team’s official website.

Special Teams Coordinator, Alex Bayer

The Falcons’ special teams coordinator since 2022, Alex Bayer, also added tight ends coach to his responsibilities on Bowling Green’s staff for the 2023 season.

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A productive playmaker for the Falcons who holds the program record for career receptions by a tight end, Bayer returned home after coaching stints at Otterbein, Wake Forest, and Valparaiso.

Defensive Line Coach, Julian Campenni

Julian Campenni joined the Bowling Green coaching staff in 2018, adding run game coordinator duties to his role as defensive line coach in 2022. A standout player at UConn, Campenni has had a rapid rise as a coach, starting as the DL coach at Wyoming Area High School before spending two years at Boston College. He was promoted to assistant HC in 2023.

Wide Receivers Coach, Erik Campbell

One of the most experienced coaches on the Bowling Green coaching staff, Erik Campbell joined the Falcons in 2019 as the passing game coordinator and WRs coach. A Michigan alum, Campbell began his college coaching career with the Wolverines in 1988 and had two more stints in Ann Arbor. He also had spells with Navy, Ball State, Syracuse, Iowa, UConn, and Delaware.

Secondary Coach, Derrick Jackson

A new addition to Bowling Green’s coaching staff for the 2023 season, Derrick Jackson will serve as the defensive pass game coordinator and secondary coach. A long-time Power Five coach, Jackson’s been involved with defenses at Purdue, Wake Forest, Syracuse, and Michigan State. He arrives in Ohio after spending four years in the MAC with NIU.

Cornerbacks Coach, Beyah Rasool

A former senior defensive analyst with Arizona in the Pac-12, Beyah Rasool joins the Bowling Green coaching staff for the 2023 season as the cornerbacks’ coach. Rasool will also assist Bayer with special teams during his first season in Ohio. He’s coached CBs at Pima Community College and the entire secondary at Eastern Arizona College and Ironwood Ridge HS.

Running Backs Coach, Brian White

Brian White joined the Bowling Green coaching staff as running backs coach in 2022. His coaching résumé is long and varied, and he’s coached some of the best college backs to play the game.

White worked at Wisconsin, where he coached Ron Dayne, and Boston College, where he worked with AJ Dillon. White received his first college role as a graduate assistant at Fordham in 1986.