Director of Carolinas Scouting
Jeff Mullen has been a Division 1A College Football Coach for the last 28 seasons. He started his career at the University of Hawaii in 1991 as a Graduate Assistant. From there he made stops at Ohio University (1992-2000), Wake Forest (2001-2007), West Virginia (2008-2010), and finished his coaching career helping start the program at UNC Charlotte (2011-2017). Jeff spent his entire career as an offensive assistant and over the last 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator.
Ohio University had seen 10 straight losing seasons prior to his arrival. In year three, Ohio went 8-3. Mullen was also part of the staff that helped the Wake Forest turn around. Wake went to three bowl games in the seven seasons Jeff was on staff, including winning the ACC Championship and earning a trip to the Orange Bowl in 2006. West Virginia won 27 games in three years, participated in three bowl games, including the New Year's Day Gator Bowl in 2009, and were Co-Big East Champions in 2010 during his time in Morgantown.
At Charlotte, Jeff coordinated an offense that in their first two seasons was nationally ranked. In the first season, the 49ers up-tempo attack ranked in the nation's top 30 in total offense (448.5 yds; 20th), rushing offense (206.8 yds; 26th), and scoring offense (33.4 pts; 27th). Charlotte put up over 500 yards of offense five times. Four of those 500+ games came against FCS scholarship programs, including 501 at #3/#6 ranked Coastal Carolina. The 49ers put up at least 45 points and 450 yards in each of their five wins, scored over 50 points three times and put up 500 or more yards five times. The offense ran 75.2 plays per game with a high of 106 vs NC Central. The 49ers had 18 touchdown drives that took under 1:30 and six one-play touchdown drives. In year two, the 49ers averaged 487.4 yards of total offense, with 222 yards rushing and 265 yards passing on their way to 38.9 points per game. The 49ers had 22 TD drives of 1:30 or less and seven one-play touchdown drives. Nineteen TDs were on plays of 50 or more yards.
Jeff has been building strong relationships while recruiting the Carolinas since his arrival at Wake Forest in 2001. He has recruited at all levels with a tremendous amount of success. Seven players off the 2006 ACC Champion Wake Forest team were drafted in the NFL. At West Virginia, he helped recruit players like Steadmon Bailey, Tavon Austin, and Geno Smith. In his last stop in Charlotte, the first ever recruiting class of 2012 produced four NFL prospects, including third round pick Larry Ogunjobi.
Jeff and his wife Andrea have three biological children. Their oldest son Nate is a junior on the WCU football team. Daughter Rami is a senior in high school and will be playing volleyball for Coker College and their youngest daughter Maggie, a sophomore, is committed to play volleyball at Wingate University. The Mullens are also foster parents.