OREGON STATE head man Gary Andersen announced officially on Friday the addition of Micah Cloward, Michael Smith and Ian McGillivray to football support staff positions in strength and conditioning and video coordination.
Cloward assumes the assistant strength and conditioning role for the Beavers after serving in the same capacity at Wisconsin from August of 2013, OSU SID said in a release. His association with Andersen dates back to June 2010 when he served as a strength and conditioning intern at Utah State and he was eventually promoted to an assistant director for the Aggies in August 2011 and serving until April 2013. He was a four-year letterman football player at Idaho State and Snow College.
Smith joins the Beavers as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. He most recently was a free agent running back with the New York Jets last August. Smith was a seventh round 2012 NFL Draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following his career at Utah State under Andersen. He played 28 games for the Aggies all told, accounting for 1,327 rushing yards and 424 receiving yards. He also was a standout special teams player for USU under current Beaver linebackers/special teams coach Ilaisa Tuiaki after transferring from Eastern Arizona Junior College.
McGillivray arrives at Oregon State
from the Missouri, where he worked for the Tigers’ football program since September of 2013 as a video coordinator. He also has video work experience with the Detroit Lions, Portland Trail Blazers, as well as at Oregon and Washington State.
It’s back on the field Saturday for the third practice starting at 11:30 a.m. at Reser Stadium. The approximately two hour practice is open to the public and media. Fans should enter through gate D, located in the northwest corner by the Valley Football Center. It will also be the first practice in pads.
OSU football is inviting any 3rd-8th grade boys and girls to the annual Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis Youth Football Mini-Camp on March 14 from 3-5 p.m. at the Merritt-Truax Indoor Facility. To register or for more information please go to bgccorvallis.org/Athletics.
OSU says the response has been strong to Andersen's hire as season ticket sales are pacing at a record rate for this time of the year "as the excitement continues to build for the new era of Beaver football." The season kicks off Friday, Sept. 4 at Reser Stadium vs. Weber State in a nationally televised game. To get in on the action go to beavertickets.com or call 800-Go-BEAVS during business hours.
See what Beaver fans are saying here
DAY 2 REPORT FROM SPRING BALL