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Alex Mirabal
Position: Assistant Head Coach - Offensive Line
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Alma Mater: FIU
Graduating Year: 1993
Major: Social Studies Education
Experience: 20 Years
Alex Mirabal Bio
Release: 04/30/2007

Assistant Head Coach Alex Mirabal begins his sixth season on the Panthers staff in 2012 and third as offensive line coach after tutoring the tight ends his first three seasons.

During FIU's impressive two-year run in 2010 and 2011, Mirabal's offensive line was regarded as one of the best in the Sun Belt Conference, allowing just 20 and 15 sacks, respectively, the past two seasons. Behind a much-improved offensive line, FIU has continually broken single-season and single-game offensive records.

In 2010, after an impressive victory over Troy, the school's first against the Trojans, where the Panthers rushed for an FIU record 448 yards, the entire offensive line was awarded a Helmet Sticker by

A long-time Miami-Dade high school football coach, Mirabal taught and coached around South Florida since 1993 and, prior to arriving at FIU, helped Miami Christopher Columbus High School to three district championships in four years as the Explorers offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

In 2008, Mirabal's tight ends played an integral role in the emergence of the FIU offense. Not only did that corps' blocking skills shore up an improved passing game, but they also were on the receiving end of 17 total passes, 14 of those by junior Eric Kirchenberg who ranked fourth on the squad in that category and also contributed a pair of touchdowns.

During the winter of 2007, Mirabal was honored with inclusion on the coaching staff of Team USA Football, a Miami-Dade and Broward County high school all-star team that competed in and advanced to the championship round of the NFL Global Junior Championship XI.

Mirabal began his coaching career at Christopher Columbus in 1993 by taking on a variety of roles. He was the Explorers assistant track and field coach and a volunteer varsity football offensive line coach for six years. Mirabal was the school's junior varsity head football coach in 1994-95 and then took on the program's strength and conditioning coordinator responsibilities from 1996 through 2001. During that time, he also assumed the titles of varsity running backs coach in 1996-97 and then varsity offensive line coach from 1997-2001.

Mirabal moved on to G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School from 2001-03 and worked as the Bulldogs offensive line coach and offensive coordinator in 2001-02. Beginning in 2003, he returned to Columbus and became an integral part of the Explorers' football success.

A native Miamian, Mirabal graduated with an associate's degree in general studies from Miami Dade College in 1991 and two years later earned his bachelor's degree in social studies education while a member of the Dean's List at FIU.

He and his wife, Berta, have two sons, Alejandro and Nicolas.