RON ANTOINE | WR COACH
Ron Antoine is in his first season as the wide receivers coach at Texas State after serving as the running backs and tight ends coach for the Bobcats in 2016. Antoine joined Texas State's staff after working four years as an assistant coach at Fresno State, where he was the running backs coach for the Bulldogs in 2015 and coached the outside receivers the three previous years. He also was the recruiting coordinator at Fresno State during the his last two seasons tjhere.
Antoine coached Marteze Waller in 2015 when he was named the team’s offensive MVP after rushing for 920 yards and five touchdowns on 228 carries. Waller also caught 20 passes for 151 yards and two TDs.
Antoine also produced a pair of the most productive wide receivers in school history in current Green Bay Packers' wide receiver Davante Adams and Josh Harper during his first three seasons. Adams was named to eight All-America teams in 2013 after shattering Fresno State and Mountain West Conference records with 24 touchdown receptions. He led the nation with 24 TDs in 2013 which also marked the fourth highest total in FBS history. He also led the nation with 131 receptions and was second nationally with 1,718 receiving yards, another school record. Adams also set school records with 233 receptions and 38 TD catches, another MWC record, in his two-year career.
Harper also produced back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons when he caught 79 passes for 1,011 yards and 13 TDs in 2013 and 90 passes for 1,097 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014.
Adams was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by Green Bay, and Harper signed as a NFL free agent in 2015.
Antoine went to Fresno State after coaching wide receivers at South Alabama in 2010 and 2011. There, he coached Courtney Smith who set multiple Jaguar single-season receiving records and became the first player in school history to be invited to the Senior Bowl.
He also coached running backs, fullbacks and tight ends at Arkansas in 2008 and 2009. During his first season, the Razorbacks posted wins over a pair of nationally-ranked teams, Auburn and Tulsa. In his second season, Arkansas finished with an 8-5 record after defeating East Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. That season, the Razorbacks set school single-season records for most points, passing yards, touchdown passes and total offense.
Antoine also coached running backs and assisted with special teams at Wofford in 2006 and 2007. The Terriers won the 2007 Southern Conference championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs en route to a 9-4 finish.
Prior to Wofford, Antoine spent a season at Elon in 2005 where he worked with wide receivers and slot backs while also assisting with special teams and monitoring the team's academic progress.
Antoine also served two different stints on the staff at Ohio where he was a graduate assistant during the 1998 and 1999 seasons before earning his master's degree in higher education in 2000. He also was the receivers coach and passing game coordinator from 2001-04.
He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Colorado State, where he was a four-year letterman as a wide receiver for the Rams in 1993-96. He played on two WAC championship teams in 1994 and 1995 culminating in back-to-back Holiday Bowl appearances. The Rams had a 10-2 record during his sophomore season in 1994. That season, Colorado State beat a pair of nationally-ranked teams in BYU and Arizona. Colorado State also won the WAC championship in 1997 when Antoine served as a student assistant coach when the Rams ended the season ranked 17 nationally after defeating 19-ranked Missouri in the Holiday Bowl.
Antoine is a native of Beaumont, Texas where he graduated from Westbrook High School. He went on to earn his degree in exercise and sport science at Colorado State in 1997. His wife, Zenarae, is in her fifth season as the head coach of Texas State’s women’s basketball team. They have three sons, Zachary, Zavier and Zayden.
PARKER FLEMING | Co OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR & QB COACH
Parker Fleming is in his first season as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator after serving as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator last season.
Fleming joined the Texas State's staff in 2016 after serving as the wide receivers and special teams coach at James Madison for the previous two years. Last season, he coached a pair of All-CAA selections in First-Team wide receiver Brandon Ravenel and a Third-Team punter Gunnar Kane. Ravenel led the Dukes with 57 passes for 683 yards and four touchdowns, while Kane averaged 42.3 yards on 40 punts and placed 28 inside the 20 and had nine 50-yard punts.
In 2014, he coached All-CAA Second-Team wide receiver Daniel Brown, who led James Madison with 608 receiving yards on 42 catches and scored seven touchdowns. Brown was signed by the Baltimore Ravens.
He went to James Madison after working on the staff at Ohio State for two years, coaching on the offense and special teams staffs in 2013. Before he went to Ohio State, Fleming coached quarterbacks at his high school in Decatur, Ga. in 2010 and at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio in 2011. He was a quarterback and three-year letterman at Presbyterian College from 2007-09.
Fleming earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Presbyterian College in 2010.
ADRIAN MAYES | TE COACH
Adrian Mayes is in his second season at Texas State and will coach the offensive tackles and tight ends in 2017 after coaching the offensive line last year. Mayes also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Bobcats. He joined Texas State's staff after serving briefly as a co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach under current Bobcat head coach Everett Withers at James Madison and was the director of football recruiting at Houston during the 2015 season.
Mayes went to Houston after spending one year as a graduate assistant on the offensive staff at Ohio State in 2014 when the Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy with victories over Alabama and Oregon.
He also spent three seasons as an assistant coach on the offensive and defensive lines at Rice, where he helped the Owls win a Conference USA championship and play in two bowl games. His coaching experience also includes completing an NFL minority internship with the New York Jets while working with the running backs in the spring and summer of 2013.
Mayes played at Kansas, where he developed into the Jayhawks’ Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior after he initially walked on. He was a two-year starter and played on three Jayhawk bowl teams.
He was a two-time Honorable Mention All-Big 12 selection and was named a Big 12 All-Academic Second Team twice.
Mayes earned his bachelor’s degree in business management leadership and a master’s degree in sports administration at Kansas. He also served a graduate assistant on the strength and conditioning staff at Kansas.
He is married to the former Amy Turse.
ERIC MATEOS | OL COACH
Eric Mateos comes to Texas State as the offensive line coach after helping coach the offensive lines at LSU and Arkansas, where he worked alongside two of the best offensive line coaches in the country in Jeff Grimes and Sam Pittman, respectively.
Mateos transitioned into coaching after playing two years at Southwest Baptist, where he was the starting center and team captain in 2009 and 2010. In his first season, the Bearcats ranked fifth nationally in total offense after averaging 482 yards per game. The following year, Southwest Baptist ranked third in the nation with 504.7 yards of total offense.
He began his coaching career as an assistant offensive line coach at Southwest Baptist in 2011 before serving a one-year stint as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Hutchinson Community College. There, he tutored the top junior college offensive guard prospect in the country and the Blue Dragons broke 15 school records on offense.
He was a graduate assistant under Pittman at Arkansas for the next three years when the Razorbacks surrendered the fewest sacks in the SEC each of the three seasons. The Razorback offensive line also produced a First-Team All-American and two Freshmen All-Americans in his first season. They were the only school in the nation to have two 1,000-yard rushers in 2014. In 2015, Arkansas finished second in the SEC in scoring offense (40.2 points per game) and total offense (456.8 yards per game). When Pittman left for Georgia, Mateos served as an interim offensive line coach in the Liberty Bowl and the Razorbacks gained 569 yards on offense.
In 2016, he joined LSU’s staff as an offensive line graduate assistant before being named tight ends coach midway into the season by Ed Orgeron and helping lead the Tigers to a victory over Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The three tight ends combined for 27 catches for 420 yards and three touchdowns.
Mateos, who earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations at Southwest Baptist in 2011, is moving to San Marcos with his wife, Caitlin.
ZAK KUHR | OFFENISIVE COORDINATOR & RB COACH
Zak Kuhr is in his first year as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Texas State.
He comes to Texas State after serving as the running backs coach at Rutgers, where he coached one of the top nine Big 10 leaders in all-purpose yards in 2016.
Kuhr went to Rutgers after spending two years on the coaching staff at James Madison. He served as the co-offensive coordinator for the Dukes in 2015 after coaching the running backs during the previous two seasons.
In 2015, James Madison finished with a 9-3 record, advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs and ranked among the Top 10 nationally in several statistical categories on offense. The Dukes led the country in third down conversion percentage (54 percent), and were second in scoring offense (44.3 ppg), third in total offense (528.8 ypg), third in first down offense (329), seventh in rushing offense (273.8 ypg) and ninth in red zone offense (89.4 percent).
Kuhr also coached running backs Cardon Johnson and Khalid Abdullah, who combined to rush for over 2,000 yards while the team netted 3,285 yards rushing with 36 touchdowns.
In his first season as running backs coach, JMU's rushing offense amassed over 2,800 yards and 25 touchdowns. The Dukes averaged 215.5 rushing yards per game, which ranked second in the Colonial Athletic Association and 21st in all of FCS.
Kuhr went to James Madison after spending the 2013 season as a graduate assistant at Old Dominion, where he worked with the running backs and special teams.
He also was an intern under Urban Meyer at Ohio State for two seasons where he coached the same personnel groups. That included mentoring running back Carlos Hyde, who went on to earn All-American honors. Kuhr also assisted in developing game strategies for Ohio State’s special teams against opposing defenses.
He went to Ohio State after a two-year stint as a special teams coordinator at Edward Waters College and began his coaching career as an assistant high school coach at Mandarin and at N.B. Forrest, where he served as offensive coordinator.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Kuhr earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management at Florida in 2013.