VMI Offensive Coordinator Billy Cosh Hired by University of Richmond

Billy Cosh has been a huge part of VMI's offensive success over the past two seasons. However, he is leaving Lexington, VA to join Richmond in the CAA.

Billy Cosh hired as Richmond's Offensive Coordinator
Source: University of Richmond Athletics

After two successful seasons as Virginia Military Institute's offensive coordinator, Billy Cosh has been named the offensive coordinator for The University of Richmond.

Cosh took over as offensive coordinator for the Keydets after Brian Sheppard left for the University of Minnesota after the 2019 season. However, VMI did not play in the fall of 2020 due to the pandemic, so Cosh's first season as an offensive coordinator at any level was during the spring semester season.

Under Cosh's guidance of the VMI offense for the past two seasons, VMI saw its first winning season since 1981, captured the Southern Conference title, and their first ever berth in the FCS Playoffs. VMI's offense ranked 20th in the nation in scoring offense (29.2), 18th in passing efficiency (144.77), 17th in total offense (427.6 yards), 9th in passing offense (309.4 yards), and 5th in first downs (201).

In addition to his role as offensive coordinator, Cosh also served as the quarterbacks coach guiding two Keydet quartbacks to honors during the spring season. Reece Udinski earned Second Team All-Conference for his play prior to suffering a torn ACL. Redshirt freshman, Seth Morgan, stepped in mid-season and did not miss a beat, earning Southern Conference Freshman of the Year honors. Seth Morgan ended the season second in the nation with a 71.3 completion percentage and ninth with a 153.5 passing efficiency.

In the fall season, the Keydets and Cosh finished 6-5, which marked VMI's second straight winning season. The Keydets continued to light up the scoreboard ranking 32nd in the nation in scoring (31.3), 26th in total offense (417.9 yards), 25th in passing offense (256.9 yards), and 15th in first downs (253).