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Former Oklahoma State GA joins Southern Miss staff as safeties coach

Gina Mizell Published: January 5, 2013

Former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator and Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken announced the hiring of six assistant coaches Friday, and one comes from the Cowboys’ staff.

Andrew Thacker, who spent the past three seasons in Stillwater as a quality control coach and defensive graduate assistant, will be the Golden Eagles’ safeties coach.

Thacker, a safety during his playing career at Furman, worked with the linebackers at OSU. He took over the position for about a week last season when linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer left the team following the death of his wife, Angela.

The rest of Monken’s staff includes Marcus Arroyo (offensive coordinator/outside receivers), David Duggan (defensive coordinator/linebackers), Pete Perot (offensive line), John Wozniak (inside receivers/special teams) and John Simon (running backs)