Davis coached the running backs at UNLV the last three seasons after spending
the 2004 year as the tight ends and assistant special teams coach at the
University of San Diego.
"I have known Reggie for many years and he is a person of great character," coach Mike Riley said. "He is a terrific addition to our coaching staff and I look forward to working with him."
Davis played tight end and on special teams in two full seasons (1999 & 2000)
for Riley when he was the head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Davis began his
post-playing career as a speed and strength coach for four years, training
professional, college and high school athletes in weightlifting and running
"I'm very excited and consider it a pleasure to join Coach Riley's staff," Davis said. "I have a lot of respect for him as a man and as a coach."
Davis, from Long Beach, Calif., is a 1998 graduate of the University of Washington with a degree is sociology. While at UW he lettered four seasons at tight end, was one of four team captains as a senior and helped the program to four bowl games.
"This is a terrific opportunity for me to coach in a conference that I played in," Davis added. "I think Oregon State and Corvallis will be a very nice fit for me professionally and for my family."
Reggie and his wife Jennifer have five children, including two sets of twins.
Davis joins former Beaver player Keith Heyward as the new assistant coaches for the 2008 season. Heyward, who was on Riley's staff in 2005 and 2006 as a graduate assistant, serves as the cornerbacks coach.
Jay Locey will move from tight ends and running backs to wideouts with graduate assistant Tim Euhus will work with the tight ends.
In other news, administration graduate assistant and former Beaver football player Ahmed Zarrugh has left Oregon State after being hired by Western Washington as a defensive graduate assistant. Former OSU linebackers coach Robin Ross is the head coach at Western Washington.
2008 coaching staff
Head coach Mike Riley (47-38)