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DJ Mangas is new LSU passing game coordinator

January 6, 2021

It’s official, DJ Mangas is LSU’s new passing game coordinator.

From his Carolina Panthers bio

Mangas comes to Carolina as a coaching assistant after working with LSU as an offensive analyst during the 2019 season.

In 2019, the LSU offense, led by Heisman Winner Joe Burrow, led the Tigers to an undefeated season and national championship title. LSU finished the season with college football's top-rated offense, averaging 568.5 yards per game and 48.4 points per game. The Tigers finished second in passing offense with 401.6 passing yards per game while Burrow set a new FBS single-season record with 60 passing touchdowns.

Prior to his year with the Tigers, Mangas spent two years as the second-youngest offensive coordinator in Division I football at William & Mary College in 2017 and 2018. During his first season as coordinator, Mangas led four players to all-conference seasons, including offensive linemen Chris Durant and Connor Hilland, who signed NFL free agent contracts with the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins, respectively.

Before being promoted to offensive coordinator, Mangas coached the Tribe's running backs for three seasons, leading Mikal Abdul-Saboor (3,108) and Kendell Anderson (3,082) to fourth and fifth place finishes on the program's all-time rushing list.

Prior to William & Mary, Mangas had a pair of one-year stints at Georgetown and Hampden-Sydney College. He began his coaching career as a student assistant at William & Mary immediately following his playing career.

As a player, Mangas played both quarterback and wide receiver at William & Mary, before eventually breaking out as a pass catcher during his senior campaign in 2011. That year, Mangas led the Tribe in receptions (45), receiving yards (591) and receiving touchdowns (5).


2007-11 | William & Mary College


2012 | Hampton-Sydney College

2013 | Georgetown University

2014-16 | William & Mary College | Running Backs

2017-18 | William & Mary College | Offensive Coordinator

2019 | LSU | Offensive Analyst

2020 | Carolina Panthers | Coaching Assistant


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