Former Fordham head coach Andrew Breiner is set to become the next offensive coordinator at FIU, multiple sources have confirmed to Underdog Dynasty. As first reported by UDD and Anthony Yero of 305Sports, the 36-year-old Breiner will be formally announced in the role within the next week.
Can confirm along with @AnthonyYero1 that Andrew Breiner will be named FIU offensive coordinator. Former Fordham HC (2016-2017) and Philadelphia Eagles pass game coordinator in 2020. #PawsUp https://t.co/O7NGRQPhev— Eric Henry (@EricCHenry_) March 23, 2021
Breiner spent last season as the Philadelphia Eagles pass game analyst under former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.
FIU had promoted running backs coach Tim Harris Jr. to offensive coordinator in January, but he left to take the same role with UCF following Guz Malzahn’s hiring as Knights’ head coach in February.
Breiner comes to the Panthers with 14 years of collegiate coaching experience, including two seasons as pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach with Mississippi State (2018-2019) and a six-year stint at FCS Fordham, with the final two as head coach in 2016 and 2017.
Breiner’s offensive philosophy stems from working under current Oregon offensive coordinator and former Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead for seven seasons with UCONN, Mississippi State and Fordham.
During his tenure with the Rams, he helped develop former Boca Raton High quarterback Kevin Anderson into one of the most prolific passers in school history. Breiner had a 12-10 record during his two seasons at the helm in The Bronx.
He’ll be tasked with jump-starting a Panthers offense that finished 121st out 127 FBS teams in passing yards per game (123.4).