Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach Jeff Behrman is in his 10th season at Stony Brook.
During Behrman's time with the Seawolves he has developed some outstanding quarterbacks, including in 2013 when Lyle Negron passed for 2,367 yards, which ranked second in the program's Division I history. Negron led the CAA with 14.17 passing yards per completion and Stony Brook ranked eighth nationally in time of possession (32:53).
Stony Brook recorded one of its best seasons offensively in 2012, ranking ninth in scoring offense (35.38). Behrman's offense averaged more than 430 yards per game for a second straight season.
QB Kyle Essington re-wrote the Stony Brook record books during his career at Stony Brook, becoming one of the program's most efficient quarterbacks. Essington's passing efficiency (171.02), which led all of FCS, ranks as one of the best in NCAA history in a season. Essington finished his career with 43 touchdowns and nearly 4,000 passing yards.
Under Behrman's guidance, the Seawolves led FCS in scoring average (38.0 ppg) in 2011. Essington statistically recorded one of the best seasons in Stony Brook history, throwing for 20 touchdowns and running for five more.
Stony Brook scored 62 touchdowns, totaling more than 40 points in seven straight games, including a 76-point output at Gardner-Webb.
Behrman was key in the development of quarterback Michael Coulter and the offense as the Seawolves scored 46 touchdowns, their most since joining Division I in 1999. Behrman directed an offense that scored 30 points or more six times in 2010, including three games of 35 or more.
Coulter led the Big South with 15 touchdown passes and threw the fewest interceptions among starting quarterbacks. Running backs Conte Cuttino and Edwin Gowins each earned All-Big South honors for a second straight season.
Under his guidance in 2008, Stony Brook's offense continued to put up impressive numbers. For a second straight season the Seawolves saw their total offense numbers go up, led by a rushing attack that produced a pair of 1,000-yard rushers and finished ninth in the nation.
Against the school's toughest-ever schedule in 2007, Behrman saw the Stony Brook offense increase its total offensive yardage by 464, an average of over 42 yards per game. Quarterback Josh Dudash passed for 2,342 yards (third all-time) and running back Conte Cuttino rushed for 940 yards (fifth all-time) as the team increased its scoring output by 46 points over 2006.
In his first year with Stony Brook, Behrman was instrumental in the development of Dudash. Dudash garnered all-conference honors for a second straight year and was named the Stony Brook Male Athlete of the Year after throwing for 2,231 yards and 15 touchdowns. Behrman's offense was the top rated passing attack in conference and ranked first in red zone efficiency as the Seawolves put points on the board in 24 out of 27 visits inside the 20. Behrman saw his squad amass over 1,300 yards on the ground and his balanced attack saw 13 rushing touchdowns and 17 passing touchdowns. Under his direction, 11 different Seawolves found the back of the endzone, 11 different players made receptions and 15 players carried the ball as the Seawolves utilized a complete team effort.
Prior to Stony Brook, Behrman was the offensive coordinator at Trinity College for four seasons during two stints at the school. Behrman was the offensive coordinator at Trinity from 2000-01 before moving on to coach wide receivers at Hofstra for two seasons. He then returned to Trinity as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for two more seasons, helping lead the Bantams to a perfect 16-0 mark during that stretch. In 2005, Trinity's offense led the NESCAC in scoring, averaging 34.5 points per game. Behrman's offense also led the league in rushing (218.6 ypg) and total offense (407.5 ypg).
While at Hofstra, Behrman aided in the development of three future NFL receivers, Marques Colston (New Orleans), DeVale Ellis (Detroit) and Ricky Bryant (Patriots).
Behrman began his coaching career as a graduate assistant wide receivers and tight ends coach at Clarion University in July 1996. Seven months later he left Clarion to become the receivers and tight ends coach at Glenville State College. While at Glenville State, Behrman served as the football program's recruiting, academic and compliance coordinator, twice coaching two all-conference receivers including an All-American receiver who led NCAA Division II in 1997.
In July 1999, Behrman accepted the position of offensive coordinator while directing the quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends and running backs at Blackburn College. Although he was there only one season, the Beavers set 14 individual offensive records and 27 team offensive marks during the season.
Behrman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from John Carroll University in 1995 where he was a quarterback and captain of the football squad. He also earned a master's degree in community health promotion in 1998 from West Virginia University.
Behrman, his wife, Karen, and their son Brock, reside in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
Family: Wife, Karen; Son, Brock
Education: Bachelor's degree, physical education, John Carroll 1995; Master's degree, community health promotion, West Virginia University, 1998
Playing Experience: John Carroll, quarterback, 1991-95
Coaching Experience: 18 years
Recruiting Areas: Southern California; Eastern New Jersey (Monmouth, Ocean)