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Davidson tabs news offensive coordinator

Davidson, NC (Sports Network) - Davidson football coach Tripp Merritt named Matt Mumme as his new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Thursday.

Mumme spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Last season, McMurry finished 6-4 for its first winning season since 2000, was second in NCAA Division III with 3,665 passing yards and led all of college football in touchdown passes with 45.

The son of Hal Mumme, Matt is a disciple of his father's unique Air Raid offensive system. Growing up, he watched his father's teams run it, he ran it himself as a quarterback at the University of Kentucky and for the past eight years he has coached it.

Mumme was on his father's staff as the quarterbacks coach at Southeastern Louisiana from 1999-2003. He then joined his father at New Mexico State as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Davidson finished 3-8 overall and 3-5 in the Pioneer Football League in 2010, but will return 15 starters, including five All-PFL players and PFL Offensive Freshman of the Year Jonathan Carkhuff - the Wildcats' quarterback - next season.

02/10 16:48:42 ET