Tarleton State offensive coordinator Adam Austin named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 40 Under 40 list


STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton State’s offensive coordinator Adam Austin received special recognition this week, as Dave Campbell’s Texas Football named him on its 40 Under 40 list.

“Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to honor the best young coaches across Texas with our fifth annual 40 Under 40, recognizing 40 of the rising stars in the coaching ranks,” Dave Campbell’s Texas Football detailed.

Austin is entering his fourth season with Tarleton State, and his first as the offensive coordinator. He spent the last three seasons as the quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator for the Texans. Austin will continue to lead the quarterbacks in 2024.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football wrote that Austin “has a penchant for developing quarterbacks into all-conference and national award contenders.”

Last season with Austin’s guidance, the Texans averaged 33.3 points per game, the second best average in the United Athletic Conference, 13th most in all of FCS. They also averaged 430.5 yards per game (second in the UAC, 14th in the FCS) with 6.4 yards per play (most in the UAC, 11th in the FCS).

Over the past three seasons, Austin’s quarterbacks have consistently put up elite performances. Victor Gabalis ranked first in yards per completion in the conference, as well as fourth in overall passing efficiency last season. His best game was in Tarleton’s 59-17 romping of Stephen F. Austin, where he threw for 389 yards and four touchdowns on 15-of-19 passing. In Austin’s first two seasons at Tarleton, his quarterbacks produced seven 300-plus yard performances, including the most in the Western Athletic Conference in 2022 with five. Also that season, the Texans finished third in the WAC with 24 passing touchdowns, throwing for 2,883 yards across 11 games, averaging 262.1 passing yards per contest.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s full 40 Under 40 list can be found here.

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