A Look at the 2012 Assistant Coaches
One-day clinic raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research
New Head Coach Joe Moorhead Runs Rams Through Paces
photos from the first spring football practice on March 21, 2012
All-Patriot League Performers under Breiner: TE Dan Light (2012, first-team), WR Brian Wetzel (2012, first-team)
Andrew Breiner, a 2006 graduate of Lock Haven (Pa.) University, begins his second year on the Fordham staff after serving as a graduate assistant for the previous three years with Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead at Connecticut. He will be responsible for the quarterbacks and serve as the Rams' passing game coordinator again in 2013.
Last year, Breiner led a Fordham offense that ranked second in the Patriot League in scoring offense (31.2 ppg), passing offense (279.6 yards/game) and total offense (435.7 yards/game). Additionally, the Rams were ranked 18th in the NCAA FCS in passing offense as quarterback Ryan Higgins threw for 2,940 yards, the fourth best single season for a Fordham quarterback in school history.
At UConn, Breiner worked with the offensive staff in all phases of research and development, coaching and game planning as well as working individually with the quarterbacks and wide receivers in 2009 and 2010 and the quarterbacks and running backs in 2011. He also had special teams responsibilities with the kickoff and kickoff return units.
While at Connecticut, Breiner was part of the staff that helped the Huskies to the 2010 BIG EAST championship and an appearance in the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. In 2010, UConn appeared in the PapaJohns.com Bowl and received the Lambert Trophy, presented annually to the best team in the Northeast in Division I FBS college football.
Prior to his stay at UConn, Breiner was an assistant coach at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., for two seasons. He worked with the quarterbacks in 2008 and the wide receivers in 2007. He began his coaching career in 2006 at Lock Haven University, when he sustained a career-ending injury midway through the his senior year and began working with the wide receivers.
A Dean's List student, Breiner graduated in 2006 from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a degree in health and physical education. He was a four-year letter winner with the Bald Eagles as a wide receiver and also played special teams. Breiner won a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the NFF for his accomplishments athletically, academically and in the community.