Two Coaches Elevated

EUGENE – University of Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood has been promoted to associate head coach while linebackers coach and assistant head coach Don Pellum has been given the additional title as the Ducks' recruiting coordinator, according to the school's head coach Mike Bellotti.

Greatwood, who has accumulated 22 years on the Oregon football coaching staff, has coached it's offensive line and served as an assistant head coach for the past two seasons since his return to his alma mater as defensive line coach in 2000.

The 48-year-old Eugene native and former Oregon starting offensive guard also coached the Ducks' offensive line for 13 years following two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the program.

His 27-year coaching career also has included two years with the NFL's St. Louis Rams (1995-96), one season at the University of Maryland (1997) and two at USC (1998-99).

Since the conclusion of Oregon's 2006 season, Greatwood has been acknowledged by as one of the nation's top 25 assistant coaches for his role in the success of the Ducks' 2007 recruiting efforts.

The 45-year-old Pellum has coached at Oregon for the past 14 seasons, primarily tutoring the program's linebackers and overseeing its recruiting efforts since returning to the Ducks in 1993. He was given the additional duties as assistant head coach during the 2005 campaign.

The former starting linebacker, who received his master's degree from Oregon in 1986, also served as a graduate assistant coach for the Ducks for two years (1985-86), defensive line coach/academic coordinator at Willamette University (1987), recruiting coordinator at Oregon (1988-89), recruiting coordinator at the University of California (1990-92) and the Golden Bears' assistant athletics director/student services (1992).

Oregon opens spring drills on Tuesday, April 3, and concludes with the annual Spring Game in Autzen Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

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