McNeese State University co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Rob Sale has been named offensive line coach at the University of Georgia according to an announcement Saturday by UGA head coach Mark Richt.
“We’re excited about the addition of Rob as our new offensive line coach and look forward to the contributions he¹ll make to our program,” said Richt. “I firmly believe he¹s going to be the perfect fit for Georgia.”
Sale joined the McNeese staff in February, 2012, as offensive line coach and was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in the summer of 2014. Prior to serving on the McNeese staff, he held positions as strength and conditioning assistant coach and offensive analyst from 2007 to 2011 at the University of Alabama. While at Alabama, the Crimson Tide won two national titles in 2009 and 2011.
He had launched his coaching career in 2006 as the offensive line coach at Catholic High of Pointe Coupee in New Roads, La. Sale is a native of Monroe, La., played high school football at Neville High School and college football at LSU where he was a three year starter in the offensive line.
“This is a great opportunity and I¹m ready to hit the road recruiting this week,” said Sale. “Top priority will be to see as many recruits as possible and help finish up this 2015 class. At the same time I¹m also looking forward to meeting and getting to know our current players. It”s an exciting time to be joining a program with such a great history and tradition.”
In 2014, the McNeese offense averaged 32.4 points per game, 396.5 total yards per game, 221.9 yards per game rushing and 174.6 yards per game passing.
Sale constructed an offensive line in 2013 into one of the best in the league despite having two players switch from the defensive side. Three of the five starting linemen earned All-Southland Conference honors – Arinze Agada (1st team), Quentin Marsh and Nick Gorman (honorable mention). Agada was named the SLC¹s Offensive Lineman of the Year, earned SLC All-Academic honors, was named a FCS ADA Academic All-Star, earned first team All-Louisiana honors, and was named to four postseason All-America teams (Associated Press, Sports Network, College Sports Madness, Beyond Sports Network).
As a player at LSU, he played in 35 games with 25 starts, including all 13 games in his senior year of 2002 at right offensive guard. As a junior he saw starting action at both center and guard when the Tigers won the SEC title and he played left guard as a sophomore, starting the final five regular season games as well as the Peach Bowl. In high school he was an all-state selection as both a junior and a senior at Neville. Sale earned his degree from LSU in 2003.
He and his wife Amanda have two sons, Tripp and Briggs.