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Georgia State hires former Sun Belt offensive coordinator as O-line coach

Georgia State has hired Eman Naghavi as its offensive line coach, the program announced Thursday. Naghavi joined the program last month, but the hire was formally announced today.

Naghavi spent the past four years at ULM, where he helped the Warhawks rank in the Sun Belt's top four in total and passing offense and the offensive line among the league's top three in sacks allowed. ULM's 2017 attack set a school record with four 50-point performances, ranking among the FBS top 25 in total, passing and scoring offense.

He was promoted to offensive coordinator ahead of the 2020 season.

"Eman is a great fit for our staff as an outstanding coach and person," Elliott said. "We are excited to be able to add a coach who brings a lot of experience as both an offensive line coach and a coordinator and is also very familiar with the Sun Belt Conference.

"We have so much experience and depth returning on our offensive line, and I'm excited to see where we can take that group."

Naghavi joined Steve Sarkisian's Texas staff as an analyst before taking the Georgia State job. He also worked as an offensive line assistant at Texas under Mack Brown and Charlie Strong.

Naghavi was a 3-time All-Southland Conference offensive lineman at McNeese and coached the Cowboys' offensive line under head coach Matt Viator. He helped McNeese lead the Southland in rushing, total and scoring offense multiple times during his playing days.

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