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Crill named Navarro’s new football coach

navarro-crillCORSICANA – Navarro College removed the ‘interim’ tag Monday and named Cody Crill as the school’s 13th head football coach.

Crill, one of six finalists who interviewed on Sunday for the position, accepted the offer extended shortly after noon Monday.

The San Angelo, Texas, native and graduate of Angelo State University served as Navarro’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.  He helped the Bulldogs win a 2010 NJCAA national championship, three conference, three regional and four bowl championships.  He has produced more than 20 NCAA Division I offensive linemen and coached three players who currently are on NFL teams.

The Bulldogs consistently have ranked among the NJCAA’s Top 5 statistical offenses.  For three consecutive seasons (2012-14), Navarro set single-season school scoring records.  Last season, the Bulldogs averaged 52.8 points and ranked third nationally in total offense (612.3 yards per game), second in rushing yardage, and first in per-game rushing (335.1 yards).  In 2012, Navarro had the NJCAA’s No. 1 rushing offense (307 ypg) and finished No. 7 nationally in total offense enroute to Southwest Junior College Football Conference and Heart Of Texas Bowl Championships.

Crill received his bachelor’s (2002) and master’s degrees (2004) in kinesiology at Angelo State University.  He came to Navarro by way of Winston-Salem State University, where he spent three seasons as the offensive line coach.  Before that, he was a line coach at Trinity Valley Community College.

Twice during his tenure at Navarro, Crill was appointed ‘interim’ – once after Nick Bobeck departed to become head coach at the University of Central Oklahoma, and again, on January 16 after the resignation of Brian Mayper, who became head coach of the Belgrade Wolves of the Central European Football League.

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