NATCHITOCHES — Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas has put together offensive staff that brings production, national championship success and postseason experience to the school.

On Friday, Thomas said previously-announced offensive coordinator Robby Brown, who will coach quarterbacks, will be joined by assistant head coach and offensive line coach Ben Norton, running backs coach Derrick Foster, receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Kyle Manley and tight ends coach Matt Powledge, who was on last year’s coaching staff.

Brown, who was offensive coordinator last season at Division II national champion Valdosta State, previously teamed with Foster and Manley, who were both at Tennessee last season.

Norton, a Southland Conference coaching veteran, spent the past two seasons coaching in the United Football League and Canadian Football League.

Powledge, a former Southeastern Louisiana assistant, moves from running backs coach to tight ends and inside receivers.