Lawrence Livingston, Sr. has over 20 years of coaching experience on his resume. He will direct the Miner centers and guards in 2007.
Livingston coached the offensive line from 2004-06. During that stretch the Miners scored over 40 points nine times.
UTEP was fifth in the country in passing offense (312.8 ypg), 38th in scoring offense (27.3 ppg) and 39th in total offense (370.4 ypg) a year ago led by the school's all-time leading passer (Jordan Palmer) and receiver (Johnnie Lee Higgins, Jr.). Anchoring the offensive line was center Robby Felix, who was on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy. He earned third team All-Conference USA honors by league media.
Nine different players started games in a youthful Miner offensive line in 2006, including freshmen Mike Aguayo, Anthony McNac, Colby Meek and Cameron Raschke.
UTEP averaged 31.8 points and 422.8 yards of offense in 2005. The Miners received a total of five 100-yard rushing performances from the dynamic duo of Tyler Ebell and Marcus Thomas. Thomas established a school standard by rushing for over 100 yards in four consecutive games.
Two Miner linemen -- seniors Jose Garcia and Josh House -- earned second team All-Conference USA recognition. Felix started all 12 games at center and was a conference All-Freshman choice. He was also an honorable mention freshman All-America by The Sporting News.
The Miner O-line was a major question mark heading into the 2004 season, but Livingston quickly turned it into a team strength. UTEP allowed just 20 sacks a year after surrendering 38. The offensive line -- with three new starters -- paved the way for Howard Jackson to rush for 1,187 yards.
House and center Bo Morris saw limited action prior to the 2004 season. In their first year as starters, both received votes for the All-WAC team.
UTEP averaged 35.8 points per game (11th in the nation) and 393.6 yards in 2004.
Livingston was the head coach and offensive coordinator at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., in 2003. Before that, he was an assistant at six schools over 17 seasons, including Big 12 power Texas A&M.
His most recent assistant coaching assignment prior to UTEP came at Wyoming, where he was the running game coordinator and offensive line coach from 2001-02.
He spent one year at Arizona in 2000, overseeing the tight ends while assisting with the offensive line.
Livingston enjoyed a two-year stint at A&M from 1998-99, serving as running backs coach. He helped the Aggies to a stellar 11-3 mark in 1998, including the Big 12 title. Texas A&M ended the year with a No. 9 national ranking and an appearance in the Bowl Championship Series - facing Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. A&M was 8-4 in 1999, and squared off with Penn State in the Alamo Bowl.
From 1989-97, he was associated with Mike Price at Weber State and Washington State, respectively. While at Weber from 1989-94, he coached the offensive line. He was also the O-line coach at Washington State (1995-97). The 1997 Cougars finished 10-2, won the Pac-10 championship and secured their first Rose Bowl bid since 1931. Washington State ended the season ranked No. 9 in the country. The Cougars were second in the nation in total offense (502.2 yards per game) and scoring offense (42.5 points per game), as well as fourth in passing offense (344.5 yards per game).
Livingston coached the offensive line at the United States Military Academy in 1988, helping the Cadets to the Sun Bowl. He began his coaching career as assistant offensive line coach at Weber State from 1986-87.
A 1986 graduate of Weber State, he was a four-year starter and three-time All-Big Sky Conference selection. Livingston and his wife, Michelle, have two sons -- Lawrence Jr. and Theodore.