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When Ray Woodard was announced as Lamar's head football coach, the first hire he made to his staff was associate head coach Brian Mayper.
Mayper, who held the same position for Woodard at Navarro College in 2007, has 18 years of coaching experience and has extensive recruiting ties throughout Texas with particular strengths in the Greater Houston area - including Sugar Land, Katy, Alief and Fort Bend.
Charged with handling wide receivers and special teams at Lamar, both groups had outstanding performances in 2010. Kick returner Octavious Logan established the single-season school record with 661 return yards.
Junior wideouts J.J. Hayes and Marcus Jackson also littered the Lamar record books with their efforts. Hayes finished the year with 52 catches for 745 yards and six touchdowns, with all three marks ranking among the top 10 single season marks in LU history. Jackson added 41 catches for 727 yards, and his eight touchdown grabs is the second-best effort at Lamar.
Mayper was also the special teams coordinator at Navarro where the Bulldogs went 9-3 and claimed a 24-21 win over Georgia Military in the Pilgrim's Pride Bowl to finish the 2007 season ranked fourth in the NJCAA national poll.
Navarro ranked third nationally in total offense (444.6 ypg), fourth in rushing offense (250.5 ypg) and 16th in passing offense (194.2 ypg), while scoring a school-record 428 points (35.7 ppg) in 2007.
Mayper spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Frisco (Texas) High School when he helped lead the Raccoons to the district and bi-district championships in 2006.
From 1996-2005, Mayper was the co-offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. During his nine seasons, he recruited six All-America selections and coached five of them personally, while turning out an average of seven all-conference selections each year.
Mayper coached some of the top offensive players in HPU history, including the school's all-time leading passer (Adam King), top running back (Richard Green), place kicker (Drew McMaster) and return specialist (Tyrone Brown), in addition to the No. 2 all-time receiver Walter Hays, who has spent time playing arena football.
The Yellow Jackets ranked first in the nation among Division III teams in punt returns in 1997 and fifth nationally in kickoff returns in 2002. Adam King led the nation in total offense in 2002 and 2004 as HPU was rated fifth and third in the country, respectively.
Prior to his stint at HPU, Mayper coached wide receivers and special teams at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark., from 1994-96.
Mayper received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology and mathematics from Sam Houston State University in 1994 and his master's of education in kinesiology from Southern Arkansas in 1995. He was a wide receiver and punter at Sam Houston before a knee injury cut short his career, leading to a position as a student assistant under retired Bearkat coach Ron Randleman.
Mayper was a three-sport letterwinner in football, soccer and track at Elsik High School in Houston, where he graduated in 1989.
He and his wife Theresa have been married for 15 years and have two daughters, Myka and Mia.