Coen is a 35-year old native of Warwick, Rhode Island. He spent four seasons as the starting quarterback at UMASS from 2004-08 and one season with the Alabama Vipers of the now-defunct AF2 Football League before going into coaching.
He served as Brown University’s quarterbacks’ coach in 2010 before heading to Rhode Island University as their pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011. He returned to Brown, where he again served as quarterbacks coach from 2012-13.
Afterward, he landed back at his alma mater of UMASS, where he served as pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2014-15 before landing his first offensive coordinator gig at Maine.
He led Maine’s offense from 2016-17 and then made the jump to the NFL when offensive mastermind Sean McVay hired him as Los Angeles Rams assistant wide receivers coach in 2018.
Coen worked as Rams’ assistant wide receivers coach from 2018-19, where he helped lead a group of LA wide receivers that included Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds to a Super Bowl appearance.
McVay reassigned Coen to assistant quarterbacks coach for the 2020 season. With Coen in the quarterbacks’ room, Rams quarterback Jared Goff has completed 68.2% of his passes this season for 3,509 yards and 18 touchdowns as Los Angeles leads the NFC West with a 9-4 record.
With Coen coming to Lexington, UK will look for a more creative and explosive offense after finishing dead last in the SEC with an average of just 311 yards per game in 2020.