Stacy Searels

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Stacy Searels
Current position
Title Offensive line coach
Team North Carolina Tar Heels
Conference ACC
Biographical details
Born (1965-05-19) May 19, 1965 (age 53)
Trion, Georgia
Alma mater Auburn
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1993 Auburn (GA)
1994–2000 Appalachian State (OL)
2000–2002 Cincinnati (OL)
2003–2006 LSU (OL)
2007–2010 Georgia (OL/RGC)
2011–2013 Texas (OL)
2014–2015 Virginia Tech (OL)
2016–2018 Miami (FL) (OL)
2019-present North Carolina (OL)

Stacy Searels (born May 19, 1965) is the current Offensive line coach for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels football team.

Playing years

A three-year starter on the offensive line at Auburn, Searels earned first-team All-America honors from both The Associated Press and Football News as a senior in 1987.

Coaching career

Searels coached the offensive line at Cincinnati for three seasons (2000-02)[1] and at Appalachian State for seven seasons (1994-2000). He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Auburn, his alma mater, in 1992.


From 2003-06, Searels coached the offensive line at LSU, where he helped the Tigers win 44 games over four seasons and capture the 2003 BCS National Championship. Guard Stephen Peterman was drafted in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cowboys, while tackle Andrew Whitworth was a second-round pick of the Bengals in 2006.[2]


Searels coached the offensive line at Georgia for four seasons. He added the duties of running game coordinator in 2009. During his time in Athens, the Bulldogs ranked in the top 25 in the nation in fewest sacks allowed three times, including ranking sixth and leading the SEC in 2009 with just 12.[3]


During his first season at Texas, Searels helped the Longhorns rank 21st nationally and third in the Big 12 with 210.4 rushing yards per game. In 2012, the offensive line, which was without a senior starter, allowed the opposition to post just 4.1 tackles for loss per game, which ranked tied for third in the country. In 2013, his final season at Texas, Searels’ line enabled the Longhorns to finish 36th in the country in rushing offense and 17th in sacks allowed per game. Trey Hopkins was named first-team All-Big 12, while Donald Hawkins secured a spot on the second team.


On January 2, 2016, University of Miami football head coach Mark Richt named Searels as the Hurricanes’ offensive line coach for the start of the 2016 campaign. Miami’s offensive line played a key role in running back Mark Walton becoming just the 11th 1,000-yard rusher in Miami history in 2016.[4]

North Carolina

On January 9, 2019, Searels was announced as the new offensive line coach at North Carolina.[5]


  1. ^ "Stacy Searels Named UC Offensive Line Coach - University of Cincinnati". University of Cincinnati.
  2. ^ "Stacy Searels Bio".
  3. ^ "2018 Football Roster - University of Georgia".
  4. ^ "Miami Hurricanes Coaching Profile: Stacy Searels".
  5. ^ Barnes, Greg (2019-01-09). "Mack Brown finalizes coaching staff with OL hire". 247sports. Retrieved 2019-01-14.

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