From March, 1999, through, April, 2002, he was a graduate assistant at West Virginia, working with both the offensive line and the secondary. His coaching resume also includes stops at California, Pa. (2002), Millersville (1998) and Bainbridge (Ga.) High School (1997).
"We're very excited to have Tony rejoining the Mountaineer football family," Rodriguez says. "He will do a great job coaching our receivers and assisting with our special teams, and he will be particularly effective as a recruiter. He is an excellent young coach and I'm glad he will be back with us."
A native of Lynchburg, Va., Dews is a 1996 graduate of Liberty University, where he led the Flames in receptions two seasons as an all-Virginia tight end. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology; Dews received a master's degree in athletic coaching education from WVU in 2001.
The Mountaineers begin spring practice on Monday. The Gold-Blue spring scrimmage is Saturday, April 7.