Aug. 2, 2007
Charley Molnar, who has compiled 23 seasons of experience coaching on offense, mentors the wide receivers while also serving in the role of passing game coordinator for the Bearcats.
Molnar spent the 2006 campaign in a similar role under Kelly at Central Michigan, aiding the passing game and tutoring the team's wide receivers and quarterbacks. He worked with a receiving corps that included five receivers who caught five or more touchdown passes and a rookie quarterback who ranked 19th nationally in passing efficiency.
The coaching veteran pulled off a rare feat last season by coaching in 15 games, including the 2006 Mid-American Conference Championship game, 2006 Motor City Bowl, and 2007 International Bowl. The accomplishments do not stop there, as he worked with the Most Valuable Player in all three postseason games.
Molnar boasts 12 years of experience as an offensive coordinator. He most recently spent the 2005 campaign as the offensive coordinator and associate head coach at Indiana State.
He also served as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for four seasons at Illinois State (1990-93) and held the same post at Kent State for seven years (1994-2000). Other coaching stops included Western Michigan (2003-04), Eastern Michigan (2002), and Western Carolina (1989).
A 1984 graduate of Lock Haven University, Molnar began his coaching career at his alma mater that same year. He spent three seasons at Lock Haven, during which he coached receivers, tight ends, running backs, and kickers.
He went on to serve as a graduate assistant at Virginia, aiding in the instruction of the quarterbacks and receivers during both the 1987 and 1988 campaigns.