R. Todd Littlejohn is in his fifth season with the NM State football
coaching staff. Littlejohn jumped from defense to offense in 2010, becoming the
Aggies' wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. In his first
season with the Aggies, Littlejohn coached the secondary and was recruiting
coordinator as well.
Littlejohn helped guide
Austin Franklin to a first team all-WAC selection in 2012. Franklin finished the season with 74
receptions for 1,245 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 103.8 receiving yards
per game during the 2012 season. He was
also named an SI.com Honorable Mention All-American for his performance last
season. Under Littlejohn’s guidance
Kemonte’ Bateman also had a successful 2012 season. He caught 50 passes for 707 yards and five
touchdowns last season. As a unit, the
wide receivers caught 155 passes for 2,375 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012.
Littlejohn helped the Aggie
receiving corps catch 249 passes for 3,550 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2011.
Wide receiver Taveon Rogers led the Aggies with 59 catches for 1,048 yards,
averaging 17.8 yards per catch and nine touchdowns. Rogers was named a second
team All-WAC pick at wide receiver. Littlejohn and the NM State receivers
helped the Aggie offense rank 26th in the nation in passing offense
and 47th in total offense.
Littlejohn guided the wide receiver corps in 2010 to
185 catches for 2,009 yards and nine touchdowns. Marcus Allen led the receiving
group with 42 catches for 598 yards and two touchdowns, while Todd Lee caught a
team leading three touchdowns on the year.
In 2009, Littlejohn helped guide defensive back Davon House to a first
team All-WAC honor. House was the lone Aggie on the all-conference list. House
tallied 68 tackles on the season, and made three interceptions. He broke the
school record for interception return yards and scored two touchdowns on the
season, one on an interception return and another on a fumble return. House
ranked first in the conference and No. 11 in the nation in passes defended. The
Aggies' secondary tallied five of the team's seven interceptions in 2009, as
well as 36 pass break-ups on the year. The secondary also ranked No. 36 in the
country in pass defense.
Prior to NM State,
Littlejohn was a member of the Cal Bears for two seasons (2006-07). During his
time with the Bears, Littlejohn guided the team's defensive backs to a national
ranking of third in interceptions while five different backs tallied
interceptions. He also coached the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year Daymeion
Hughes, who ranked third in the nation with eight interceptions.
Littlejohn joined the Syracuse coaching staff as the
cornerbacks coach in 2003. Prior to his appointment at Syracuse, Littlejohn was
an assistant coach in charge of defensive backs and special teams at UCLA for
two years (2001-02). During two years at Syracuse, he coached a pair of All-Big
East defensive backs in Diamond Ferri and Anthony Smith. All four of the
Orange's starting defensive backs played in the NFL.
While on the staff at
UCLA, Littlejohn tutored Ricky Manning, a three-time All-Pac 10 selection.
During Littlejohn's first season, the Bruins led the conference in total
defense and pass efficiency defense, and ranked second in scoring defense.
Littlejohn also has
experience as a professional coach. He served as the defensive coordinator and
director of player personnel for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football
League for a couple of months prior to his appointment at UCLA.
Littlejohn's coaching career
began in 1989 at Porterville (Calif.) Junior College where he was a defensive
backs coach. In 1990, he moved to Bakersfield (Calif.) College, where he was
the mentor for the defensive backs for 1990 and 1991. After spending the 1992
and 1993 seasons instructing the defensive backs at Missouri Western State
College, Littlejohn served as an assistant coach at Mount San Antonio (Calif.)
College in 1994.
Following two years in
private business, he returned to the coaching ranks at DeAnza College (Calif.)
in 1997, before joining the staff at Utah State, where he coached wide
receivers and special teams from 1998 to 1999.
Littlejohn spent the
2000 season as an assistant coach at San Jose State. He was responsible for
leading the defensive backs and special teams. Under his direction, the
Spartans led the WAC with 15 interceptions and the secondary ranked fourth in
the WAC in pass efficiency.
As a player,
Littlejohn earned honorable mention All-America honors as a defensive back at
West Texas State in 1987. The two-time letterwinner also earned 1986 and 1987
first team All-Missouri Valley Conference. He transferred to Fresno State where
he played baseball. The 1988 baseball team won the PCAA championship and
advanced to the College World Series and finished the year ranked fifth
nationally. Littlejohn earned a bachelor's degree from Fresno State in 1989.
Littlejohn and his wife,
Toi-Yan, have three daughters, Aundria, Aniya and Ahria. He also has an older
The Littlejohn File
Full Name: R. Todd Littlejohn
Birthdate: April 9, 1965
Children: Aundria, Aniya, Ahria and Kayla
Fresno State, 1989
B.A. in Sociology
Defensive Backs/Special Teams
San Jose SaberCats (ALF) (2001)
San Jose State (2000)
Defensive Backs/Special Teams
Utah State (1998-99)
DeAnza College (1997)
Mount San Antonio (Calif.) (1994)
Missouri Western State College (1992-93)
Bakersfield College (1990-91)
Porterville Junior College (1989)
Bakersfield College (1984-85)
West Texas State (1986-87)
Fresno State (Baseball) (1988-89)
2007 - Armed Forces Bowl
2006 - Holiday Bowl
2005 - Champs Sports Bowl
2003 - Las Vegas Bowl
1988 - PCCA Championship (Baseball)
1988 - College World Series (Baseball)