Football Coaching Staff
Mario Edwards, Sr.
Director of Player Development
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Player Development
Hometown: Gautier, Miss.
High School: Pascagoula High School
Alma Mater: Florida State

• Mario Edwards, Sr. joined the Florida State football program in 2012 as the director of player development.

• Edwards serves as a mentor to the FSU student-athletes and assists with organizing community projects, overseeing academic development and assisting with summer camps and gameday operations.

• Edwards was an assistant coach at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas, in 2009 and at Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, from 2010-2012.

• Edwards starred at cornerback for the Seminoles from 1995-99, capturing All-ACC honors in 1998 and 1999. He still holds the school-record with four interceptions against Wake Forest in 1998 and was a member of the 1999 National Championship team.

• He was a sixth round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2000 and played six seasons in the NFL, including 50 starts, with the Cowboys (2000-03), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004) and Miami Dolphins (2005).

• Edwards was born in Gautier, Miss., and starred at Pascagoula High School. He has four children: Mario Jr, Angel, Gianni, and Dalen.