ATHENS, Texas — Former Northeastern A&M Golden Norseman quarterback Sherard Poteete has been named offensive coordinator Thursday at Trinity Valley Community College, according to head coach Brad Smiley.

Poteete, who spent the last six seasons at Louisiana College, replaces John Launius, who resigned last month to become offensive coordinator at Bay City High School.

In his six seasons at Louisiana College, Poteete was offensive coordinator the last three.

In his first three seasons, he served as passing game coordinator, special teams coordinator and quarterbacks coach.  He also earned the reputation as one of the school’s top recruiters during his tenure.

The Louisiana College offense in 2009 finished top three in the American Southwest Conference and top 30 in the NCAA in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense, passing efficiency and turnover margin.

Poteete is no stranger to the Southwest Junior College Football Conference. After a stellar career at Tulsa Union High School, he played quarterback at NEO in 1998.

During his tenure as a starter with the Golden Norsemen, Poteete completed 138 of 266 passes for 1,899 yards and 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions.

He earned all-SWJCFC honors after leading the Norsemen to a 9-3 record and ninth place in the nation. NEO won the Red River Bowl at Bedford, Texas, with a 31-0 shutout over Coffeyville, Kan.

After signing with Southern Illinois University, he was named the 1999 Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year and to the 2000 all-conference team.

Poteete spent four seasons in professional football in the arena league with both Shreveport and Columbus. He still holds league records for passing, rushing and touchdowns.

In addition to serving as offensive coordinator at TVCC, Poteete will coach quarterbacks and wide receivers.