Another assistant coach is leaving Dana Holgorsen’s staff at West Virginia.
Tennessee Coach Butch Jones tweeted tonight just after 8 p.m. that West Virginia running backs coach Robert Gillespie will be accepting the same position on his staff for the Vols.
The tweet read: “I want to welcome Robert Gillespie & his family to the Tennessee Football Family! Coach Gillespie will be joining our staff as the RB coach!”
Gillespie has spent the last two years on Holgorsen’s staff and is considered both a strong recruiter and position coach.
He is the third assistant to leave the program this offseason, following quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital who left for Texas A&M, and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh who joined the staff at Oklahoma.
In fact, his departure leaves offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson as the last remaining coach from Holgorsen's original staff in 2011.