Jesse Correll Named Offensive Coordinator at Clarion University

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CLARION, Pa. – Jesse Correll, the Offensive Coordinator at Stevenson University (Owings Mills, Md.) for the past four seasons, was named today as Clarion’s O.C. by new head football coach Chris Weibel.

“I am happy to announce that Jesse Correll will be our new offensive coordinator here at Clarion,” said Weibel. “I am very impressed with his knowledge of the game and the concepts he will bring to our offense. We want to be creative and do some innovative things and I believe Jesse is the right person for the job.”

“I am really excited about becoming the offensive coordinator at Clarion and want to thank coach Weibel for this opportunity,” said Correll. “I know that Clarion has had a quality football tradition over the years and want to help coach Weibel restore that tradition.”

Correll will likely run a mix of the West Coast and Spread offenses as the Eagles coordinator.

“First, my role will be to identify our top players and devise a plan that gets those players the most touches in a game,” said Correll. “We’ll focus our game plans on what we do best, along with how that matches against the opponent’s weaknesses. “We’ll use multiple personnel groups and try to control the tempo, whether we want to speed it up or slow it down.”

Correll comes to Clarion from Stevenson University (NCAA D-III) where he helped guide the Mustangs to an 8-3 record a year ago and a 29-7 win over Bethany in the ECAC Southeast Bowl in 2014. The offense scored a record 280 points (25.5ppg) last year.

In four seasons in Owings Mills (Stevenson started its varsity fb program in 2011), Correll coached 10 All-Middle Atlantic Conference selections on offense, including K.K. Smith, the 2012 Rookie of the Year who ran for a school-record 1,357 yards to go along with 11 touchdowns. That year, Stevenson also set the standard for rushing yards as a team with 2,006 while ranking third in the conference with an average of 200.6 per game.

In 41 games under Correll, the Mustangs had five players rush for over 100 yards a total of 22 times and five players total over 100 yards receiving 11 times.

“Jesse Correll is a talented coordinator and we welcome him to our football staff,” said athletic director Dave Katis. “I was impressed with his knowledge of the game and know that the offense is in goo hands with Jesse at the helm.”

Correll went to Stevenson from Shepherd University where he spent three seasons as the wide receivers coach at his alma mater from 2007-09. The team went 10-2 in 2007, won the WVIAC title and qualified for the NCAA D-II Playoffs.

A 2005 graduate of Shepherd University with a major Recreation & Leisure studies, Jesse was a two-time All-WVIAC Second Team selection at wide receiver and still ranks in the top 10 in school history in receptions (98), receiving yards (1,760) and touchdown receptions (13). He played in 40 career games and had a catch in 32, finishing his career with at least one reception in his last 18.

As a senior in 2004, Correll totaled 702 receiving yards helping the Rams win the 2004 WVIAC championship. He also earned a Masters Degree in 2009 from Shepherd in Student Development and Administration.

Correll also coached for two seasons at Park View High School in Sterling, Virginia, including one as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2006. The Patriots averaged 31.1 points and 362.5 yards per game en route to earning the number two seed in the Virginia 2A state playoffs.

A native of Port Republic, Maryland and a 1999 graduate of Calvert High School, Jesse was a four-year starter at running back and defensive back and a first team all SMAC selection. He rushed for a school record 236 yards in a single game in 1998.

Correll and his wife, McKenzie, have a daughter, Amelia Dean.

CLARION NOTES: Chris Weibel, who as named head coach on February 6, 2015, was an All-America qb at Clarion in 1996 – leading Clarion to an 11-3 record and a spot in the NCAA Semifinals, losing to eventual national champion Northern Colorado 19-18 at Memorial Stadium. In 1996, he completed 208 of 356 passes (58.4%) for 2,880 yards and 32 td’s. He ranked #2 in the nation in 1996 in QB Efficiency and ran for 185 yards and 4 td’s. In his career from 1993 – 98 Weibel holds all four key career passing records at Clarion including passing attempts (1,065), completions (586), passing yards (7,845) and passing td’s (65). His career completion percentage is 55%, third best in Eagle history. Clarion opens the 2015 season at Lock Haven on Thursday, September 3 at 6 p.m.

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