NAU head coach Steve Axman calls a play during afternoon practice as starting quarterback Travis Brown looks on at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997. (Arizona Daily Sun/Jake Bacon)

One of the top offensive coordinators in UA and Pac-12 history — Axman coached at Washington, UCLA, Stanford and Arizona — was 48-50 in nine seasons at NAU, including three FBS playoff seasons.