Theron Aych will is in his first season as the Miners' wide receivers coach. Aych spent the last five seasons at Angelo State as the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach.

Under Aych, the Rams’ offense put up staggering numbers in 2015, leading the nation (Division II) in total offense with over 560 yards per game and ranking seventh in points per game (42.5). Senior quarterback Kyle Washington, under Aych’s tutelage, threw for 3,691 yards (Angelo State single-season record), ranking sixth in the nation. Washington registered 27 passing scores and only nine interceptions on 265-of-443 passing. Washington also rushed for 831 yards and 15 scores, as he led the nation in total offense and broke ASU’s single-season record for total yards with 4,522. Washington was named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Aych was also a 2015 finalist for American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Assistant Coach of the Year.

In 2014, Angelo State averaged 39.4 points per contest, while racking up 469.7 yards of total offense per game. The Rams registered a 9-3 overall record in 2014. Washington set a single-season school record by throwing for 34 touchdowns and being the first Ram in history to throw for over 3,000 yards with 3,236.

The Zachary, La., native coached at NCAA Division II Central Missouri for four years (2005-08) after previously serving as an assistant at the University of Washington for two seasons (2003-04) and the University of Houston for three seasons (2000-02). Aych also coached at the junior college level – Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College and Mesabi Range (Minn.) Community College – and at the high school level at Aberdeen (S.D.) Central.

At Central Missouri as wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator, Aych mentored Delanie Walker, a Harlon Hill Trophy candidate as one of the top NCAA Division II football players and eventual selection in the 2006 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Aych coached on the other side of the line of scrimmage, assisting with the outside linebackers and punters as a graduate assistant at Washington for two seasons. While at Houston, Aych coached the running backs, as Cougars’ tailback Joffrey Reynolds was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year by  The Sporting News after rushing for over 1,500 yards in 2002. Prior to coaching the rushing attack, Aych assisted with the tight ends and kickers in 2001.

Prior to his two years at Mesabi Range, Aych spent three years as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Aberdeen Central High School after beginning his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

Before his coaching career, Aych started three years as a wide receiver at Northern State from 1989-93 and earned honorable mention Northern Sun Conference honors as a senior. He earned a degree in sociology and criminal justice from NSU in 1996. Aych and his wife, Gwyn, have two children, Tommy and Katelyn.

Theron Aych

Theron  Aych

Wide Receivers Coach


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