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LAKELAND, Fla.—Southeastern University football coach Keith Barefield has announced the addition of former Fire lineman Skylar Mayo to the coaching staff, working with tight ends and fullbacks.

Mayo was a member of the Fire during the 2013-14 “Bonnie Park” season, and played during the 2015 season on the offensive line. Mayo was also a student coach at SEU, during the 2016 season.

“I am extremely pleased to have Skyler Mayo join our coaching staff at Southeastern,” said Barefield. “As a student-athlete at SEU, Skyler demonstrated integrity, work ethic and a passion for football. Those three ingredients are imperative in the making of a successful coach. I have no doubt Skyler will bring a unique perspective to our staff that will serve to make us a more effective team.

Last season, Mayo spent the season working at Mid-South Conference Sun Division member Faulkner, assisting with the tight ends and fullbacks. The Eagles ranked in the Top 10 in the NAIA in passing offense, pass efficiency, scoring offense, and total pass offense. Mayo also spent the first two seasons of his playing career at Faulkner.

“I’m very blessed, Southeastern has felt like home for me, and I’m excited to give back to the program,” said Mayo. “Having been a part of the Bonnie Park season, I know the expectations and look forward to pushing this year’s team.”

Last season, the Fire made the NAIA Football Championship Series after winning their third consecutive conference title.

“I’m excited to see what this group is capable of, and working with Coach Norman’s offense,” said Mayo.