"We're very excited to hire Ron West as assistant head coach and offensive line coach," says Rodriguez. "He's coached in and knows our offensive system; we were together two years at Tulane and two years at Clemson. Ron is an excellent coach who brings an extensive amount of Division I experience to our staff."
A 1979 graduate of Clemson, he was a junior college All-American at Marion Institute before transferring to Clemson; he was a member of two Gator Bowl teams as an offensive lineman, as his teams went 19-4-1. West and his wife Becky have two grown children, Brad and Lori.
West accepted the position after visiting the WVU campus on Wednesday. He will travel back to Clemson this evening before returning to West Virginia to assume his duties.