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Aaron Stamn

Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends & Fullbacks

College: Minnesota State-Mankato ('02)
Start Date: 1/5/12
Email: lufootball@liberty.edu

Aaron Stamn is one of several coaches who have served under Turner Gill at two prior programs, having previously worked under Gill at Buffalo and Kansas.

Midway through the 2012 season, Gill promoted Stamn to his current role as the program's offensive coordinator, with tight end and fullback specific position responsibilities.

Stamn's direct position responsibility is one with which he is familiar when working under Gill, as he will oversee Liberty's tight ends and fullbacks.

Stamn took over as Liberty's offensive play caller heading into the Flames' first home game of the year (against Norfolk State) and ended with him coaching four All-Big South honorees and one of the top upcoming FCS quarterbacks in the country.

Liberty's offense finished the year ranked No. 40 in the country in total offense (402 yards per game) and No. 35 in rushing offense (175.82 yards per game).

A pair of offensive linemen was named to the Big South all-conference team (Aaron Lundy and Jay Weatherington), while running back Aldreakis Allen and wide receiver Pat Kelly were named to the league's first-team all-conference listing.

Stamn's offensive schemes also helped the development of Josh Woodrum, who finished the year No. 13 in the final voting for the Jerry Rice Award (top FCS freshman in the country).

After taking over as the Flames' starting quarterback three games into the season, Woodrum put together the second-best rookie quarterback season in program history. He finished the year throwing for 1,966 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Stamn's offense also helped Liberty win six of their last seven games of the year and capture the program's fifth Big South title in the last six seasons.

Justin Gunn, Stamn's starting tight end during his first season at Liberty, was invited to participate in the 2012 FCS Senior Scout Bowl. Gunn finished his last year with the program with 18 receptions for 264 yards and tied for the team lead with three touchdowns.

Stamn served as Gill's tight ends coach at both Kansas (2010-11) and Buffalo (2006-08), while also coaching Buffalo's offensive line in 2009 during Gill's last year with the Bulls.

During his previous five seasons under Gill, Stamn has had a tight end be on the John Mackey watch list, and nine times had a conference special teams player of the week.

During Stamn's first season at Kansas, starting tight end Tim Biere led the Jayhawks with four touchdown receptions and ranked fourth on the team in total receiving yards. Biere was named to the John Mackey watch list during the 2010 and 2011 seasons and national tight end of the week against Oklahoma State.

Alonso Rojas, Kansas' punter, earned All Big 12 honorable mention accolades in 2010, while Ron Doherty followed with All Big 12 punter honorable mention honors in 2011. D.J. Beshears received All Big 12 honorable mention accolades as a kickoff return specialist in 2010 after setting the school record for kickoff return yardage. As a team, Kansas finished the 2011 season with four blocked kicks.

Stamn first started working under Gill at Buffalo, quickly helping the Bulls gain respect at the FBS level. The 2008 season saw Buffalo capture the program's first-ever MAC championship and advance to the 2009 International Bowl.

Stamn was also in charge of Buffalo's special teams unit the first three years with the Bulls, as Special Teams Coordinator. Buffalo blocked seven kicks in 2006 and five more in 2007, while Stamn coached the program's single-season and career scoring leader A.J. Principe and Ray Guy award finalist punter Ben Woods.

Stamn first worked alongside Gill at Nebraska when Stamn served as a graduate assistant during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. During his two-year span with the Huskers, Nebraska tallied a program-record-setting 50 sacks in 2005 and recorded a 32-28 upset of No. 20 Michigan in the Alamo Bowl.

Stamn began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as a student assistant at Minnesota State – Mankato for two seasons (2000-01), while earning his bachelor's degree in physical education in 2002.

After graduation, Stamn spent two years at St. Cloud State as a graduate assistant. Stamn worked with the Huskies' defensive line and linebackers and helped St. Cloud State post a 16-6 overall record and finish No. 3 in the nation in rushing defense in 2002.

Stamn and his wife, the former Courtney Skelton, have three sons – Rylan, Jackson and Cooper.

Stamn at a Glance
Year at Liberty: Second
Coaching Experience:
2012 (1 year) – Liberty (Off. Coord., TE/FB)
2010-11 (2 years) – Kansas (TE, ST)
2006-09 (4 years) – Buffalo (TE, ST, OL)
2004-05 (2 years) – Nebraska (GA - DL)
2002-03 (2 years) – St. Cloud State (GA – DL, LB)
2000-01 (2 years) – Minnesota State – Mankato (SA – OL, DB)
Recruiting Area: Northern Virginia, New England, Washington, D.C. and the Dallas Forth Worth, Texas areas
Education: B.A., Physical Education (Minnesota State - Mankato, '02)
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Wife: Courtney
Children: Rylan, Jackson and Cooper