Zach Yenser joined the Louisiana Tech football staff in March 2010 as a graduate assistant coach for the offense. Yenser comes to Tech after serving as the running backs coach and strength coordinator at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga.
During the 2011 campaign, Yenser assisted Perot in coaching an offensive line that ended the year with 109 combined starts, 91 of which return for the 2012 season. Starters Stephen Warner and Kris Cavitt were named first team All-WAC with Warner, a former walk-on from Ruston High School, returning as the starting center this fall with 28 consecutive starts under his belt.
In his first season at Tech, Yenser helped offensive line coach Pete Perot as the unit paved the way for Lennon Creer to rush for 1,181 yards. Tech's line helped Creer record 149 rushing yards at No. 2 Boise State, more than almost any single team was able to put on the board against the Broncos in 2010.
While at Colquitt County HS, Yenser helped guide the Packers to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the Georgia 5-A state semifinals. Prior to coaching at Colquitt County HS, Yenser was an offensive line coach at Henderson State where his line only allowed 13 sacks in 430 attempts and the offense racked up 12 school records and on All-Gulf South Conference selection.
Yenser began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, Troy, where he was the offensive graduate assistant for the 2007 season, working specifically with the offensive line and special teams and helping the Trojans claim the 2007 Sun Belt title.
A 2007 graduate of Troy, Yenser was a four-year starter for the Trojans and helped the Trojans win the 2006 Sun Belt Conference championship, as well as the 2006 New Orleans Bowl title.