Yost has spent 21 years as a college coach, the last three at Washington State. He also spent 16 years on Gary Pinkel's staffs at Missouri and Toledao.
“We are very excited to welcome David Yost to the Oregon football family,” Oregon Coach Helfrich said. “He brings a wealth of experience as a QB coach and offensive coordinator, success as a national recruiter, and is an intelligent, dedicated family man.”
For 12 years, Yost was on Pinkel's staff at Missouri from 2001 to 2012 coaching quarterbacks and acting as the recruiting coordinator. He was also the offensive coordinator.
“David Yost will be a great addition to the Oregon staff,” Pinkel said. “He is one of the most talented and dedicated coaches I worked with in my career. He’s got a proven track record of mentoring and developing quarterbacks to play winning football - guys like Brad Smith, Chase Daniel and Blaine Gabbert, to name a few.
“Oregon is getting someone who is a great family man and a role model for his players. He will help them become the best they can be on and off the field, and I’m confident that Coach Yost will do great things at Oregon.”
Yost coached inside receivers during his three-years at Pullman, playing an integral part in a Washington State offense that led the nation in passing the past two seasons. The Cougars recorded the top three marks for passes caught in Pac-12 single-season history under his watch.
The addition of Yost completes the Ducks’ offensive staff for 2016.