Football Defensive Line Coach Named

Paul Randolph has been named as defensive line coach to fill out the Mountaineer football coaching staff.

Randolph, 35, most recently coached at the University of Toledo, where he was the defensive line and special teams coach last year.

"We're excited that Paul is joining our staff," head coach Rich Rodriguez said on Friday. "He's risen quickly in the coaching profession and he will bring a lot of enthusiasm, knowledge and a great work ethic to our staff. We elcome he and his family to the Mountianeer family."

Randolph, who hails from Gainesville, Georgia, was a two time all conference linebacker at Tennessee Martin. Follwing his collegiate career, which ended in 1987, he played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League from 1988-1997. He was part of two Grey Cup championship teams at with Winnipeg in eight seasons before playing his final two years with the Montreal Alouettes.

He then began his coaching career back at Tennessee-Martin in 1998 as a linebacker coach before moving on to Valdosta State in 1999 and Illinois State in 2000. He was defensive line coach at both of those stops.

Randolph founded and runs the Paul Randolph Football Camp in Gainesville, GA. Randolph is able to bring underprivileged youngsters to his camp through corporate sponsorships.

Randolph is married (Mia) and has two children (Partick, age 13, and Mya, age 9). He will begin his duties on Monday at WVU.

Photo courtesy University of Toledo

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