James Coley enters his first season with the Tigers after spending the six seasons coaching in the prep ranks in Miami. Coley joined the Tigers prior to spring practice last March.
As a member of the Tiger coaching staff, Coley will work on the field with the LSU offense, while breaking down tape and assisting in game plans and scouting reports off the field.
Coley came to LSU after serving as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Miami-Norland High School. In 2003, Coley helped lead Miami-Norland to a 13-2 overall mark and the 6A state title. Coley’s offense was the most productive in Dade County, averaging 500 yards a game, 250 rushing and 250 passing.
Coley coached quarterbacks and wide receivers and was the passing game coordinator at Miami Senior High School in 1998 and 1999.
In all, Coley had his quarterbacks earn First Team All-Dade County five times.
Coley, a native of Miami, graduate from Florida State in 1997.
The Coley File
Year at LSU: First (appointed March, 2003)
Birthdate: April 14, 1973
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
College: Florida State, ’97