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Baylor Football names Eric Mateos new offensive line coach

Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 17:56:03-05

WACO, TX — Baylor Football has announced Eric Mateos as their new offensive line coach.

Head Coach Dave Aranda announced the coaching hire Friday.

"I have known Eric for several years," Aranda said. "The thing that I admire most about him is the tremendous job he does developing cohesiveness, earning trust and getting buy-in with his groups. His offensive line units love him, and they play incredibly hard for him. He will pour into our student-athletes, get the most out of them and build a formidable offensive line unit. I am excited for Eric and fiancé Gillian to be a part of our family."

The Kansas native spent the 2019 and 2020 season as an offensive line coach at BYU. During that time, he "molded a BYU offensive line that anchored one of the top offensive in the country in 2020."

According to Baylor Football's release, BYU finished the season ranked in the top 15 in 10 different statistical categories, including scoring (3rd, 43.5 ppg), total offense (7th, 522.2 ypg) and passing offense (8th, 332.1 ppg) under Mateos.

"I am very grateful to Baylor University, Coach Aranda, and Mr. Rhoades for this fantastic opportunity to coach the offensive line for such a prestigious program," Mateos said. "I am excited to pour my heart into our players and compete for championships with a top-notch coaching staff. I am thrilled to see so many great friends and coaches that mentor the elite high school athletes around the state. Gillian and I look forward to building our first home together in Waco with the amazing people of Texas."

This the second offensive line coach Baylor Football has selected ahead of the 2021 season. On January 5, Aranda announced the hire of Ryan Pugh. Twenty four hours later, the team announced it would be "[moving] in a different direction."