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Mose Rison
Mose  Rison

Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers

Alma Mater:
Central Michigan

Phone: (989) 774-3896

Mose Rison, a member of Central Michigan's 1974 Division II national championship team and former assistant coach, is in his third season as the Chippewas' receivers coach.

Rison has helped CMU put together one of the top wide receiving groups in the Mid-American Conference including 2013 First Team All-MAC selection Titus Davis.

Heading into his senior year, Davis already ranks on CMU's career list for receiving yards (2,720) and touchdowns (24). He is first among all active players in the nation in career yards per catch (18.9). In 2013, Davis recorded 61 receptions for 1,109 yards and eight touchdowns and was named CMU's Most Valuable Player. Despite missing time due to injury in 2012, Davis led the Chippewas in receiving with 860 yards, eight receiving touchdowns, and a 71.7 receiving yards per game average, earning Second Team All-MAC honors.

2012 graduate Cody Wilson cemented his status as one of the greatest receivers in program history with a standout senior season. The Third Team All-MAC selection and 2012 Kurt Dobronski Award winner led the team with 74 receptions and ranked second in receiving yards (840) and receiving yards per game (64.6), recording five 100-yard receiving games. Wilson finished his career catching a pass in 42 consecutive games and ranks third all-time in receptions (230) and fifth in in receiving yards (2,729). In his final game in the maroon and gold, he fittingly caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

A native of Flint, Mich., Rison was a four-year letterman (1974-77) who still ranks 10th in Central Michigan history with 2,838 career rushing yards. He was CMU's Most Valuable Player and an All-Mid-American Conference First Team selection after rushing for 1,241 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns (11 rushing, one kickoff return) in 1977.

Rison's coaching career began at CMU, where he coached receivers and directed the special teams from 1981-88. He spent two seasons at Navy (1989-90) and five at Rutgers (1991-95) before a six-year run at Stanford (1996-2001) that included a Pac-10 Conference championship in 1999 and trip to the Rose Bowl.

Rison spent two seasons in the National Football League, coaching the New York Jets' receivers in 2001 and 2002. He was part of a staff that helped lead the Jets to the AFC Wild Card in 2001 and an AFC East championship in 2002.

In 2006, Rison was named assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Carolina Central. While mentoring a freshman quarterback, he helped install a new offensive system that produced a school-record 30.9 points per game as the Eagles finished 11-1 and won the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.

Rison was named head coach in 2007 and led NCCU's transition from NCAA Division II to the Football Championship Subdivision level. He was 16-22 in three and a half seasons as NCCU's head coach.

He earned his bachelor's degree from CMU in 1978 and master's degree in 1983. Rison and his wife, Marilynn, have two daughters, Dominique and Tara.

The Rison File

1981-88 Central Michigan Receivers/Special Teams Coordinator
1988 Detroit Lions Summer Internship
1989-90 Navy Receivers
1991-95 Rutgers Receivers/Tight Ends
1993 New York Jets Summer Internship
1996-2001 Stanford Receivers
1999 Chicago Bears Summer Internship
2000 Baltimore Ravens Summer Internship
2001-02 New York Jets Receivers
2003 Arizona Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator
2004 Livingstone Offensive Coordinator
2005 Davidson Quarterbacks/Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator
2006 North Carolina Central Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2007-10 North Carolina Central Head Coach (16-22 overall)
2012 Central Michigan Receivers
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