Stony Brook Hires Billy Cosh as Head Coach

Billy Cosh has been selected as the next head coach of the Stony Brook Seawolves. Cosh spent the 2023 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach with Western Michigan. Cosh helped improve the Western Michigan offense from 19 points per game in 2022 to 23.7 points per game in 2023.

Cosh has not been a head coach before but he has previous experience in the FCS and the CAA. He was the offensive coordinator at Richmond for the 2022 season where he helped guide the Spiders’ offense to 31.3 points per game – up from the 24 points per game averaged in 2021 – as the Spiders reached the second round of the FCS Playoffs. Before his time with Richmond, he was the offensive coordinator at VMI in 2020 and 2021. The Keydets averaged 29.3 points per game in the spring 2020 season and were the Southern Conference champions. In 2021, the offense averaged 28.5 points per game although VMI finished 6-5 overall.

Cosh will inherit a Stony Brook offensive that averaged 15.2 points and 314 yards per game in 2023 along with an 0-10 record. That showing followed the 15.1 points and 281 yards per game throughout the 2022 season that ended with 2-9record. The Seawolves parted ways with Chuck Priore after the season following 18 years in charge. Priore went 97-101 overall and 50-67 since Stony Brook joined the CAA in 2013.

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