"Bruce did a great job at Oregon State and we wish him the best of luck with his new venture," Beaver head coach Mike Riley said.
Read came to Oregon State prior to the '04 season after two years as the special teams coach with the New York Giants. From 1999-2001 he was on Riley's San Diego Chargers' staff as the special teams coach. In 2001, San Diego led the NFL in kick-return average, and punter Darren Bennett was named to the Pro Bowl. In 2003, the Giants improved in eight special teams statistical categories over the previous year. He also was on the staff at the University of Montana from 1985-96.