West Virginia head coach Neal Brown has announced two new additions to his coaching staff for the upcoming season: offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Gerad Parker and special teams coordinator/linebackers coach Jeff Koonz.
Parker replaces former receivers coach Xavier Dye, who left WVU in December to take a job at South Florida and takes over offensive coordinator duties from co-offensive coordinator Matt Moore and Chad Scott.
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— Gerad Parker (@GeradParker1) January 11, 2020
Parker spent this previous season as the passing game coordinator and receivers coach at Penn State. The Nittany Lions passed for 2,877 yards this season, eighth in the Big 10. Before Penn State, Parker spent two seasons at Duke, four years at Purdue and two years at Marshall.
Koonz replaces special teams coordinator/inside linebackers coach Blake Seiler who left West Virginia to become the defensive coordinator at Old Dominion.
— Jeff Koonz (@CoachKoonz) January 11, 2020
Koonz spent the previous season as the inside linebackers coach at Ole Miss. Before Ole Miss Koonz spent two seasons at North Texas, three years at Cincinnati, four seasons at Louisiana Tech.