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It's official --- ASU QBs coach Joyner named offensive coordinator

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ALBANY --- Uyl Joyner is the new offensive coordinator of the Albany State Golden Rams football team.

Head coach Mike White, speaking at the ASU Quarterback Club Preseason Reception moments ago, confirmed the rumors that have been floating around for weeks.

The Herald first reported Wednesday that Joyner had been named the Rams' news O-C after seeing Joyner's name listed as such in ASU's information packet at the SIAC Kick-Off luncheon in Atlanta. But White said the listing was made in error and that no final decision had been made, although he added Joyner was "the leading candidate."

Joyner, who led Dougherty to a state title in 1998 and signed with Troy State out of high school before returning to Albany and playing for ASU, has been the team's quarterbacks coach for the last two years. Under Joyner's direction, Rams quarterbacks have won the last two SIAC MVPs (A.J. McKenna, 2009 and Stanley Jennings, 2010).

Joyner replaces Steve Smith, who left the O-C position after two years for a job at Division I Tennessee State.

--- Full story in Saturday's Herald