Larry Coyer returns to coaching as New Mexico State defensive coordinator

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday January 19, 2014

CoachingSearch has learned that former Washington Redskins advance scout Larry Coyer will join the New Mexico State staff as defensive coordinator.

The 70-year-old Coyer most recently coached as Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator from 2009-2011. He served an an advance scout for the Washington Redskins in 2013.

Coyer last coached in college football as defensive coordinator at Iowa State from 1995-96. Other college stops include East Carolina, Ohio State, Houston, UCLA, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Bowling Green and Marshall.

His other stops in the NFL include the Pittsburgh Steelers (1997-99) and Denver Broncos (2000-06) as defensive coordinator and the New York Jets (1994) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2007-08) as defensive line coach.

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