QB coach Frank Ponce leaving Miami
January 16, 2023
The coaching carousel has begun at Miami.
Quarterback coach Frank Ponce is leaving Miami, returning to Appalachian State University as offensive coordinator.
The Canes’ 2022 offense, particularly the passing game, did not perform up to Miami’s standards. The offense suffered as injuries decimated the Canes’ lineup, including the loss of star quarterback Tyler Van Dyke.
Coach Ponce, a Miami native with deep roots in south Florida, served as the Hurricanes’ quarterback coach and passing game coordinator for one year. Prior to 2022, Ponce served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Appalachian State. He served as App State’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for six seasons.
In 2019, Ponce joined the Louisville Cardinals’ staff where he served as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator for two seasons before returning to App State. He then helped lead App State to a 48-16 record and three consecutive Sun Belt championships during his five FBS seasons in Boone. Coach Ponce also coached at FIU for six seasons. Prior to FIU, Ponce was one of the top high school coaches in football-rich south Florida.
We wish coach Ponce nothing but the best in his coaching career.