OSU football: Reports say Joe DeForest will leave for job at West Virginia

DeForest will likely become defensive coordinator for Mountaineers head coach — and former OSU assistant — Dana Holgorsen.
by Gina Mizell Published: January 11, 2012

DeForest has been a member of the OSU coaching staff since 2001, most recently as the Cowboys' associate head coach, special teams coordinator and safeties coach. He has also been one of the program's top recruiters, particularly in Houston area.

DeForest coached the 2008 Ray Guy award winner in Matt Fodge, the 2010 Lou Groza award winner Dan Bailey and three Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year Award winners in Dez Bryant (2008), Bailey (2010) and Quinn Sharp (2011). Other prominent pupils during his time at OSU include Markelle Martin, Perrish Cox, Darrent Williams and Justin Gilbert.

DeForest, who has been a popular target of other schools during his time at OSU, interviewed for the head-coaching position at Houston last month.


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Prisoners earn degrees through Tulsa Community College while behind bars
  2. 2
    OKC Thunder: Josh Huestis' agent proposed delaying rookie contract
  3. 3
    UK Supermarket To Power Itself With Food Waste
  4. 4
    The Most Water-Consuming States Are The Ones In Drought
  5. 5
    This company wants to replace your car with a fleet of Teslas and electric bikes
+ show more