Mitch Stewart

Mitch Stewart

  • Title
    Head Coach
  • Email
    dstewart16@murraystate.edu
  • Phone
    (270) 809-6881
As Head Coach 35555
  • Entering his ninth season at Murray State and fourth as head coach
  • Spent four years as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach and one season as the wide receivers coach
  • Engineered upset of #24 UT Martin in 2017 for three wins over ranked opponents in two years
  • Helped D'Montre Wade and Jordon Gandy advance to NFL
  • Coached D'Montre Wade to first-team All-American honors and Zach Shipley to Google Cloud Academic All-American Honors
  • Had three All-OVC honorees in his third year at the helm (Jordon Gandy, Gabriel Vicente and D'Montre Wade) and two All-Newcomer selections (Vicente and Shuler Bentley).
  • In his second season as head coach, led the Racers to take down two ranked opponents for the first time in program history
  • Coached quarterback KD Humphries to become the program's all-time leader in passing yards passing touchdowns, pass attempts and pass completions
  • Coached kicker Connor Mitchell to set a school record for most field goals in a game with six and being named as the National Special Teams Player of the Week by STATS
  • Mitchell led the FCS in field goals per game at 1.8
  • Led Jesse Blackburn and Jordon Gandy to be named to the 2016 All-OVC first team, D'Montre Wade and Humphries to 2016 All-OVC second-team honors and Zachary Wade to the 2016 All-Newcomer team
  • Led the Racers to back-to-back OVC sportsmanship awards
  • In his first season as head coach, led the Racers to the second-best passing offense in the nation at 347.3 yards per game and 12th-ranked offense
  • Coached the Racers to a 46-43 overtime win at Tennessee State in 2015 which marked the first road win for MSU since 2012
  • After his first season as head coach, four players were named to All-OVC teams and KD Humphries finished seventh in the STATS Offensive Player of the year voting.

As Offensive Coordinator
  • In 2014, produced the third best passing game in the FCS at 327.2 yards per game as offensive coordinator
  • In 2013, he led the racers offense to 1,886 rushing yards which were the most at MSU in nearly a decade
  • In his first two seasons as offensive coordinator, spearheaded an offense that was the only team in the FCS to rank in the top five in total offense both seasons
  • In 2012, the Racers lead the OVC and ranked fifth nationally in passing offense, total offense and scoring offense
  • In 2012, coached quarterback Casey Brockman to All-America honors for the second-straight season
  • Led Casey Brockman to school record for attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns in 2012
  • In his first season calling plays, the Racer offense accumulated 5.070 yards of offense including a 707-yard effort against Tennessee State.

As Wide Receiver Coach
  • Spent the 2010 season as the wide receivers coach and led two Racer receivers to single-season records
  • Led Senior Marcus Harris to rank second on the single-season list for receptions, tied for second in yards and tied for eighth in touchdowns
  • Harris left MSU as the all-time leader in receptions (216) and yards (2,471) and earned All-America honors from the Associated Press and The Sports Network
  • Coached Arthur Brackett to a new freshman record with 62 catches for 617 yards and three touchdowns
  • Brackett caught 13 catches against Jacksonville State, falling just two shy of the FCS freshman record

Prior to Murray State
  • Spent three seasons as a member of the Georgia Southern coaching staff prior to Murray State where he worked with the wide receivers and handled team travel
  • In his second season, the Eagles offense led the SoCon and ranked 20th nationally in passing offense
  • Coached receiver Raja Andrews who shattered three season records, one single-game mark and the career receptions record at GSU
  • In 2006, served as the offensive coordinator at Newnan High School who won its first region title in 14 years and qualified for the state playoffs
  • Standout quarterback at Northgate High School in Newnan, Ga.
  • Led Northgate to the title as most improved team in Georgia his junior year

Playing Career
  • Played quarterback at Valdosta State from 2001 to 2005
  • Part of the 2002 national runner-up squad and 2004 National Championship team
  • Earned the start in the first round playoff game his senior year

Personal
  • 2005 graduate of Valdosta State in business education
  • He and his wife, Rikki, have two daughters, Stella and Emerson


 
Mitch Stewart Career Record
Overall OVC
Season School W L % W L %
2015 Murray St. 3 8 .273 2 6 .250
2016 Murray St. 4 7 .363 4 4 .500
2017 Murray St. 3 8 .273 2 5 .286
Totals 3 Seasons 10 23 .303 8 15 .347
Overtime 1 2 .333 1 2 .333