BALTIMORE, Md. —  Morgan State has named Mike Fanoga the defensive coordinator.

Fanoga assumes the role of defensive coordinator entering his 28th season of coaching the collegiate level, having spent the previous season at Virginia Union as the defensive coordinator.  The Panthers completed the season ranked No. 1 in rush defense (93.6), No. 2 in scoring defense (18.8) and No. 2 in total yards allowed (290.9).

Fanoga will take over a Bears defensive unit that ranked 6th overall in total yards allowed per game (356.7) in 2014, including No. 7 in scoring defense (26.5) and a No. 10 ranking in rushing yards allowed per game (203.2).

“We are very excited to have Mike Fanoga as our defensive coordinator,” said Lee Hull, entering his second season as MSU’s head coach. “He brings vast experience from different levels – FBS, FCS and Division II.

“We look for him to improve our defense,” said Hull. “We need to get back to the top of the MEAC and I think he is the right guy to lead us in this direction.”

Prior to Virginia Union, Fanoga  worked as defensive line coach and linebacker coach at Division II member Benedict College (2012-13), followed by a stop at Lane College in 2011.

MSU Athletics Media Relations



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