Matt Mumme is the new coach at LaGrange, replacing Todd Mooney, who resigned Thursday.
He is the son of former Valdosta State and Kentucky coach Hal Mumme, the originator of the Air Raid Offense, who is the passing game coordinator at SMU. It is Mumme’s first head coaching position.
“I look forward to taking the helm of a quality program at a place that emphasizes both academics and athletics,” Mumme said in a school release. “And coming from a football family, being a head coach at a college like LaGrange has always been a goal.”
Mumme has made a huge impact in his first year as offensive coordinator at LaGrange. He is expected to retain the play-calling duties for an offense that leads Division III in passing with 394.4 yards a game. Here’s a story I wrote on the offense earlier this month.
“Matt has shown tremendous leadership during his time here,” athletic director Jennifer Claybrook said. “He has certainly energized our offense, and we look forward to what he will accomplish as head of the program.”
Mooney started the LaGrange program in 2006, going 27-51 in seven-plus years. Defensive coordinator Terry Ursin also is no longer with the team.
The Panthers are 3-4 this year.