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Holgorsen completes staff

Written by Jenn Menendez on .

And Galloway makes three

Dana Holgorsen finalized his staff at West Virginia this afternoon, officially naming Lonnie Galloway assistant head coach responsible for the wide receivers.

The hire marks a return to Morgantown for Galloway who worked for three years on the staff of the late Bill Stewart - from 2008 to 2010.

We are excited to welcome Lonnie back to West Virginia,” said Holgorsen in a statement. “During his three years here, our players had great respect for him, and he brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm with him to work every day. I look forward to the positive infusion his coaching and recruiting will bring to our program.”

Galloway spent the last two years at Wake Forest as receivers coach and co-passing game coordinator and said he was happy to return.

“I enjoyed my previous three years living in Morgantown and working for West Virginia University. I am pleased and excited to have the opportunity to return,” Galloway said in a statement. “This is a strong and successful program with a lot of history and tradition, and hopefully I can make a positive impact. I look forward to coaching in the Big 12 and in Coach Holgorsen’s offensive system.”

Galloway was hired swiftly following the departure of quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital last week who left for Texas A&M, as the Post-Gazette previously reported.

Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson, who coached the receivers, is expected to slide over to coach the quarterbacks.

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