Coaching Connections Roundup

The list of those with WVU and West Virginia connections in the football coaching profession are many.

There are a number of West Virginians and former WVU players and coaches that are currently working in the coaching profession. Some, of course, are in high-profile spots, while others are still working their way up the ladder. Here's a look at a current list of those with WVU and West Virginia ties.

Leagues searched included the NFL, FBS, FCS, Div-II, Div-III, NAIA, UFL, CFL, Arena League, AAFL, IWFL and the NAFL.

Team Coach WV Connection Position
Alabama Nick Saban From West Virginia Head Coach
Alabama Curt Cignetti Player (79-82) Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
Alabama Joe Pendry Coach/ Player (1966) Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
Boston College Gary Tranquill Coach (1979-1981) Defensive Coordinator
Cincinnati Butch Jones Coach Head Coach
Cincinnati Jahmile Addae Player (2001-2005) Running Back Coach
Cincinnati Brandon Myles Player (2003-2006) Offensive Assistant
Cincinnati Milo Austin Player (2003-2004) Director of Player Development
UCONN Seth Fogarty From West Virginia Defensive Graduate Assistant
Florida State Jimbo Fisher Played at Salem College Head Coach
Florida State Rick Trickett Coach Offensive Line Coach
Marshall Doc Holliday Player (76-78) / Coach Head Coach
Marshall Bill Legg Player (81-84) / Coach Offensive Coordinator
Marshall JaJuan Seider Player (96-98)/ Coach Running Back Coach
Michigan Rich Rodriguez Player (82-84)/ Coach Head Coach
Michigan Calvin McGee Coach Offensive Coordinator
Michigan Tony Dews Coach Wide Receiver Coach
Michigan Grey Frey Coach Offensive Line Coach
Michigan Tony Gibson Coach Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs/Special Teams
Michigan Rod Smith Coach Quarterback Coach
Michigan Bruce Tall Coach Defensive Coach
Michigan Eric Smith From West Virginia Offensive Graduate Assistant
Michigan Dan Hott Grad Assist. Graduate Assistant
Michigan Dusty Rutledge Video Coord External Relations / Administrative Assistant
Michigan Mike Barwis Strength Coach Strength Coach
Michigan Parker Whitman Strength Coach Strength Coach
Michigan Dennis Murray Grad Assist. Graduate Assistant
Michigan Dan Mozes Player (2003-2006) Assistant Strength Coach
Michigan Cassandra Baier Assistant Strength Coach Assistant Strength Coach
Michigan Jesse Miller Assistant Strength Coach Assistant Strength Coach
Michigan Kentaro Tamura Assistant Strength Coach Assistant Strength Coach
Michigan Chris Allen Assistant Strength Coach Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning
Ohio State Darrell Hazell Coach Ast. Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach
South Florida Steve Bird Coach Grad Assist - Offense
Tulsa Todd Graham Coach Head Coach
Tulsa Paul Randolph Coach Executive Senior Assoc. HC, Co-Def. Coordinator & DL
Vanderbilt Herb Hand Coach Offensive Line
Wake Forest Jim Grobe From West Virginia Head Coach
Hampton University Mike Villagrana Player (2003-2007) Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line Coach
Eastern Illinois Phil Elmassian Coach Defensive Coordinator
New Hampshire Rob Keys Player (92-95) Assistant Defensive Backs Coach
Norfolk State Mark Thurston Player (97-99) Defensive Line Coach
Valparaiso Tony Pierce Coach Defensive Coordinator
Townson University Canute Curtis Player (93-96) Defensive Line Coach
West Liberty Angel Estrada Player (2001-2002) Wide Receiver Coach
Concord University Garin Justice Player (2002-2005) Offensive Line Coach
Averett University Jerry Holmes Player (78-79)/ Coach Defensive Backs Coach
WVU Tech J.D. Shaw Student Coach Assist Head Coach. Offensive Co.
Hartford Colonials Michael Scott Player (81-84) DC Assistant Head coach
WV Gladiators Ridwan Malik Player (2003-2007) Coach

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