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Norsworthy Named Offensive Coordinator

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Arkansas native Dean Norsworthy is the new offensive coordinator for the football program at Arkansas Tech University. Steve Mullins, director of athletics and head football coach at Arkansas Tech, announced Norsworthy’s hiring via press release on Thursday, Jan. 13. Norsworthy (photographed) brings five years of experience as an offensive coordinator at the NCAA Division II level to his new position. He led the offenses at Lone Star Conference members Southeastern Oklahoma State (2006-07) and Midwestern State University (2008-10) before accepting the opportunity to return to his home state. “I am really excited about coming home and getting to come home to work at the most dominant Arkansas Division II school,” said Norsworthy in a news release from the Arkansas Tech Department of Athletics. A product of Nashville High School, Norsworthy is a 1993 graduate of Henderson State University. He held coaching positions at Arkadelphia High School in Arkansas and Irving High School and Southlake Carroll High School in Texas before earning his first collegiate coaching assignment at Southeastern Oklahoma State. Norsworthy joined the SEOSU staff as quarterbacks and running backs coach in 2005. He was elevated to the position of offensive coordinator in 2006. The Savage Storm ranked seventh in the nation in passing during his first season at the helm of the offense. Since becoming the offensive coordinator at Midwestern State in 2008, Norsworthy helped the Mustangs reach the 2009 NCAA Division II Playoffs and post a cumulative overall record of 23-11. Midwestern State was 15th in NCAA Division II in rushing offense (212.8 yards per game) during the 2010 season. Norsworthy succeeds Scott Preston as Arkansas Tech offensive coordinator. Preston served in that role for the Wonder Boys from 2007-2010.