Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

Fordham head coach Andrew Breiner is seen on the sidelines against Navy during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Annapolis, MD. Navy won 52-16. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

(STATS) – Fordham coach Andrew Breiner resigned on Tuesday to join Joe Moorhead’s new staff at Mississippi State.

Breiner, 33, was 12-11 in two seasons leading Fordham.

He was the Rams’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Moorhead from 2012-15 and was promoted after Moorhead left to become Penn State’s offensive coordinator two years ago. Breiner also was a graduate assistant alongside Moorhead the previous three years at Connecticut.

Moorhead was named Mississippi State’s head coach on Nov. 28.

“We would like to thank Andrew for his hard work and dedication to the Fordham football program,” athletic director David Roach said. “Andrew has shown that he is one of the up-and-coming young coaches and we wish him and his family the best moving forward.”

Breiner, a 2006 graduate of Lock Haven, helped guide top offenses at Fordham. The Patriot League program was 8-3 in his first season a year ago, but the Rams were only 4-7 in an injury-plagued campaign this year.

Fordham announced a national search for Breiner’s successor will begin immediately.