Meet the new coach: DelVaughn Alexander

Today, we take a look at DelVaughn Alexander's football background and what he brings to table as the Beavers wide receiver coach.

DelVaughn Alexander grew up in Southern California where he played football for a couple California schools. Alexander transferred from West Los Angeles College to USC in 1993 after earning All-Conference honors as a wide receiver.

During his USC days he played alongside NFL players Keyshawn Johnson, Johnnie Morton, and Curtis Conway.

After graduating from USC in 1995 with a bachelor in history, Alexander was hired as USC’s assistant video coordinator under then-USC coach John Robinson.

In 1996, Alexander was promoted to an offensive assistant where he helped work the Trojan receivers and tight ends.

After two seasons at the University of Southern California, Alexander moved to Nevada to server as UNLV’s wide receivers coach. But his stay in Nevada would not last long as Mike Riley lured him to the NFL as an offensive assistant for the Chargers in 1999.

John Robinson convinced Alexander to come back to the collegiate ranks after the 1999 season to serve as the Running Rebels wide receivers coach.

During his three-year tenure at UNLV, he coached Rebel greats such as Damon Williams, Len Ware, and Carlos Baker.

Alexander joins the 2003 football staff as the Beavers wide receiver coach.

Riley’s comments: "DelVaughn Alexander is a young man that I have know for many years from the time that he played at USC. He went to UNLV with John Robinson and we hired him (1999) to join our San Diego Chargers staff, then he returned to coach with Robinson at UNLV. He has been extensively involved in the passing game while coaching the wide receivers. He will do a great job with the receivers at Oregon State. He will add to our recruiting base in the Los Angeles area."


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