Football Coach Bio
|Title:||Wide Receivers Coach|
Jason Miran enters his fourth season as Lehigh’s wide receivers coach. Miran came to Lehigh in the summer of 2010 after spending the 2009 season as the tight ends and assistant offensive line coach at Franklin and Marshall College.
For the last three seasons, Miran mentored All-America wide receiver Ryan Spadola, who finished his Lehigh career ranked second in school history in receptions and receiving yards. Miran also played an integral role in the emergence of Lee Kurfis, who caught 50 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, plus slot receiver Sergio Fernandez-Soto and Josh Parris, who emerged as a reliable receiver when Spadola was sidelined due to mononucleosis. Lehigh’s top four wideouts combined to gain nearly 2,300 yards in 2012, as the Mountain Hawks’ passing game led the Patriot League and ranked in the top 20 nationally.
In 2011, Miran oversaw one of the best receiving corps in Lehigh history led by Spadola and All-Patriot League performer Jake Drwal. Spadola earned All-American recognition from six media outlets for his school-record 96 catches and 1, 614 receiving yards. Drwal’s stellar season included 92 catches for 1, 060 yards as he was recognized by the College Sports Journal and was an ECAC All-Star. Miran also played a role in the emergence of Jimmy Jefferson, who hauled in a career-high 34 receptions. Miran’s receivers were a major reason Lehigh’s offense ranked third in the FCS in total offense and fifth in passing offense.
In 2010, Miran mentored one of the Patriot League’s receiving corps, led by All-League performers Spadola (first team) and Drwal (second team). Spadola hauled in 78 passes for 1,130 yards and nine touchdowns for Lehigh’s first 1,000 yard receiving season since 2001. Drwal added 622 yards and three scores on 54 grabs as Lehigh ranked second in the league in passing offense and scoring offense.
Among his duties at Franklin and Marshall, Miran was responsible for practice and game planning, scouting, film preparation and recruiting. Franklin and Marshall went 9-2 in 2009 and won the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl. Miran was a member of the South offensive coaching staff for the Division III Senior Classic. Prior to coming to Lehigh, Miran was elevated to wide receivers coach at Franklin and Marshall for the 2010 spring season.
A Pottstown, Pa. native, Miran was a four-year team member and two-year letter winner for Penn as a tight end and fullback. As a freshman in 2005, Miran played under Lehigh head coach Andy Coen, who was the Quakers’ offensive coordinator at the time. Miran saw time at tight end for three seasons before becoming Penn’s starting fullback as a senior. He earned his degree in communications from Penn in 2009.