Adam Stenavich, the offensive line coach at Northern Arizona University last season, is joining the San José State University football coaching staff in a similar role. Ron Caragher, San José State's head coach, made the announcement.
Stenavich comes to the Spartans after helping the Lumberjacks to their third consecutive top-half finish in the Big Sky Conference standings in 2014. Northern Arizona was one of the top offensive programs in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) ranking 16th in passing offense and 34th in total offense.
The native of Marshfield, Wis., began his football coaching career in 2012 as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, the University of Michigan.
"I am excited to add Adam Stenavich to our coaching staff. He has a great feel for offensive football, particularly the offensive line position. His understanding of fundamentals and schemes and his passion for teaching the game will help make a significant impact in our program," says Caragher. "We welcome Adam and his family to San Jose State University."
As a player, Stenavich was a three-year starting left tackle and two-time, first-team All-Big Ten Conference honoree for the Wolverines. He was the recipient of the University of Michigan's 2005 Hugh H. Rader, Jr., Memorial Award as the team's best lineman. Stenavich's college career included playing for the 2003 and 2004 Wolverine teams that won Big Ten championships.
Professionally, Stenavich played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europa in 2007. He also was a member of the NFL's Green Bay Packers (2006) and Houston Texans (2009 and 2010) practice squads.