Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has finalized his coaching staff with the addition of three more coaches.
Randall State, Chris Couch and Byron Anderson all come to Southern from either the Division I level or have played Division I football.
State comes to Southern with seven years of high school football coaching experience in tow. He will coach the wide receivers at MSSU. State played collegiately for Daye at Liberty where he was an All-Conference and pre-season All-American pick in 2001-02. He graduated from Liberty in 2003 and played in the Arena Football League for four seasons after that.
Couch comes to Southern after serving as the defensive quality control coach at Georgia Southern. He will serve as the running backs coach at MSSU. At GSU, he worked with the linebackers, as well as breaking down film and helping with the scout team. He was part of a staff that took a team that went 5-6 and turned them around to a 10-5 mark and it's first playoff appearance since 2005. He also helped the Eagles to a Southern Conference Championship this past season. He got his start in college coaching at Georgia Millitary College where he coached the running backs.
Anderson comes to Southern after serving as an assistant coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff for the past two seasons working primarilly with the defense. He will serve as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Lions.
"After finding a solid core of veteran coordinators, I wanted to get a good group of young coaches to be my primary recruiters," Daye said. "I believe this group will do just that. They're a great judge of talent and have the drive necessary to go and get just the type of student-athlete we're looking for."