|Position:||Wide Receivers Coach|
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION WITH COACH ARCHER
Joining head coach K. C. Keeler’s staff in February, 2014, as wide receivers coach, Terence Archer has been part of an up-tempo attack that has produced 15,128 total yards the past two years.
The Bearkats’ 7,975 yards was a Southland Conference season record and ranked third all-time in NCAA Division I FCS history. The Kats led the nation in total offense and first downs and stood No. 5 in scoring and No. 16 in passing in 2015. The Kats were ranked among the top 25 FCS teams nationally in scoring and total offense in 2014.
Archer’s receiving corps has helped Sam Houston roll up a 22-9 record, reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship playoffs twice, win a Southland Conference championship, defeat nine top 25-ranked opponents and finished ranked among the top four teams in FCS in both 2014 and 2015.
Yedidiah Louis and Gerald Thomas both earned Southland all-conference honors last season. The selection marked Louis’ second season to be so honored. In 2014, Louis earned a spot on the watch list for the Jerry Rice FCS “Freshman of the Year” award.
Three players (Louis, Thomas and LaDarius Brown) rank among the top 12 all-time leading receivers in Sam Houston history.
Sam Houston rolled up 3,287 yards and 22 touchdowns in the air as the Bearkats earned the Southland Conference championship in 2014. The Kats followed up with 4,158 yards and 33 scores in 2015.
Archer served six seasons as an assistant coach at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N. J. He tutored some of the program’s top receivers including school record holder Neal Sterling, all-conference Tristan Roberts and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan.
In 2013 Sterling totaled 57 receptions for 647 yards and 6 touchdowns. He tied a school record with 12 reception in a game versus Lehigh and ranks third at Monmouth in career receptions (147) and touchdown catches (16). Sterling was a Jerry Rice Award finalist as a freshman when he totaled 677 yards receiving.
Roberts caught 55 passes for 714 yards and five touchdowns in 2012 to lead a Monmouth receiving corps that accounted for 14 touchdowns and almost 1,900 all-purpose yards.
Hogan played his only season of football under Archer in 2010.
Previously, Archer coached at LaSalle University. He served as recruiting coordinator and running backs coach in 2005, linebackers and special teams coordinator in 2006 and 2007. From 2002 to 2005 he was League Operations Coordinator for the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Archer played football for Monmouth from 1997 to 2000, graduating in 2001. He is a native of Abington, Pa.
Archer and his wife Beth are the parents of daughters Bridget and Elimy.