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Mark Mejia is entering his first season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Fayetteville State University football program.
Mejia, in his 10th coaching season overall, gives the Broncos one of the most gifted coaches in the nation on the offensive side of the ball.
Mejia comes to FSU from Phoenix College, where he served for almost seven years. In March of 2005, he joined the staff in a part-time capacity as the quarterbacks coach. Then in Feb. of 2006, Mejia accepted a full-time position as the recruiting and placement coordinator, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In the first year under his leadership, the Bears flourished offensively, finishing 12th in the NJCAA in total offense. Phoenix also had the Player of the Year at quarterback and numerous All-Conference players during that opening campaign. Mejia continued to move players on to the four-year level, averaging over 20 athletes per year since 2006.
A native of Phoenix, Mejia graduated from Carl Hayden High School in 1997 and went on to Scottsdale Community College to play quarterback. In 2000, Mejia was accepted into Whittier College in California and played for three more seasons under center. He had numerous achievements at Whittier, including being named First Team All-Conference in 2000, setting the school record for passing yards in a game (425) and setting the school record for most games with both 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing (5).
After concluding his collegiate playing career, Mejia returned to Scottsdale Community College as a part-time quarterbacks coach. He became full-time on Scottsdale's staff in 2004, working with the quarterbacks, receivers and as recruiting coordinator. In his recruiter role, Mejia was able to place over 60 athletes at the four-year level, including over 25 at Division I programs. He coached two All-Conference quarterbacks, including one who became Player of the Year, and three All-Conference wide receivers.