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  John Lilly
John Lilly

Tight Ends/ Recruiting Coordinator

13th Season at FSU

Alma Mater:
Guilford '90

  • Coach John Lilly's bio in PDF

    Years as a Collegiate Coach: 12
    Born: Beckley, WV
    Coaching Stops:
    1991-94 -- Northwest Guilford High School (Greensboro, NC) -- (assistant coach)
    1995 -- Florida State (videographer)
    1996-97 -- Florida State (graduate assistant)
    1998- -- Florida State (recruiting coordinator/tight ends)

    • John Lilly is in his 13th season on the FSU staff and is coming off the two best seasons of his career as far as tight end production is concerned
    • Won a National Championships in 1999 as the Seminoles' Tight End's Coach
    • In 2006, Lilly's tight ends had 38 catches, the most receptions as a group since 1990 and the second most
    • receptions in Seminole history by the tight end position
    • For the first time since 1990 and 1991, FSU tight ends registered back-to-back seasons in 2005 and 2006 with 30 or more catches under Lilly's guidance
    • In 2006, Lilly coached the first tight end in school history to receive freshman All-America honors and only the third tight end ever at FSU to receive any All-American recognition
    • Last year Lilly coached the second most productive tight end in school history as far as catches and yards in a single season at Florida State
    • Four of FSU's last six recruiting classes have been ranked in the top four in the nation under Lilly
    • Lilly's 2001 recruiting class was a near unanimous choice as the nation's top class
    • In 2005 the Seminoles once again had a recruiting class that was ranked No. 1 in the nation in some polls
    • Lilly has been on the FSU staff for 12 years joining the Seminoles as a videographer in 1995
    • The Guilford graduate played quarterback, wide receiver and special teams for the Quakers
    • Winner of the Golden Helmet Award as the ideal Guilford College football player as a senior
    • Was also a team captain
    • Dean's List all four years at Guilford College

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