West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen officially announced the hire of Ron Crook to join his staff as offensive line coach today.
Crook’s hire was reported last week in the Post-Gazette, and fills a key vacancy created when Bill Bedenbaugh left to join the staff at Oklahoma.
“Ron brings many years of outstanding offensive line coaching experience to West Virginia,” Holgorsen said in a statement. “He has helped developed winners at his stops and comes highly recommended. He brings a professional and positive attitude and expects toughness from the players. He has a proven track record as a teacher, coach and recruiter.”
Crook, a Parkersburgh, W.Va. native, has coached in college football for 24 years, most recently as the tight ends and tackles coach at Stanford.
“I’m excited to be part of Coach Holgorsen’s offensive system. When you’re an offensive coach, you like scoring points,” said Crook in a release. “It was good to meet with him (Coach Holgorsen) and see his vision for the program. I look forward to working and learning from him and the other members of the staff. I’m excited to get started.”
More quotes from the release:
Crook: “One of the main reasons I wanted to come here was because I know how important football is in the state of West Virginia, especially the Mountaineer football program,” Crook said. “I’m very excited about this opportunity to work at a program with the history and tradition that it has. I understand the responsibility that it involves, and I don’t take that lightly.
Crook’s coaching resume:
- West Liberty State 1990-92 offensive line
- Cincinnati 1993 graduate assistant
- Clarion College 1994-96 offensive line/special teams coordinator
- Glenville State 1997-98 Asst. Head Coach/offensive line/special teams coordinator
- West Virginia Tech 1999 offensive line/special teams coordinator
- Illinois 2002 graduate assistant
- Harvard 2003-10 offensive line
- Stanford 2011-12 tight ends/offensive tackles