Middle Tennessee's Buster Faulkner becomes Arkansas State OC

Wednesday January 13th, 2016

Middle Tennessee State offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner is the new offensive coordinator for Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson, according to a source.

Faulkner has been the offensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee for the past four seasons and has also coached the Blue Raiders’ quarterbacks for the past five seasons. Middle Tennessee ranked in the top 35 in the country this season in both scoring offense (34.0 points per game) and total offense (457.4 yards per game). Its 442 total points scored and 5,946 yards of offense were both program records.

Under Faulkner’s instruction, redshirt freshman quarterback Brent Stockstill earned Conference USA Freshman of the Year honors and set program records for passing yards (4,005), completions (327) and touchdowns (30).

Prior to Middle Tennessee, Faulkner served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Murray State in 2010 after a season as the quarterbacks coach at Central Arkansas.

He spent two years at his alma mater, Valdosta State, first as the quarterbacks coach in 2007 before adding offensive coordinator duties in ’08. Faulkner was a graduate assistant at Georgia in ’06 after serving as a student assistant at Valdosta State in ’05.

At Arkansas State, he joins up with Anderson, who has a 16–10 record in two seasons with the Red Wolves. The 46-year-old Anderson led Arkansas State to a 9–4 mark and a Sun Belt championship this season, as the Red Wolves went 8–0 in conference play.

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