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OSU hires Jemal Singleton, completes football coaching staff

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, Modified: February 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm •  Published: February 10, 2011

STILLWATER — With spring football quickly approaching, Oklahoma State finalized its football staff on Thursday.

Cowboy coach Mike Gundy has hired former Air Force assistant Jemal Singleton. He spent the last eight seasons as an assistant for the Falcons before joining Kevin Wilson's staff at Indiana on Feb. 2. He joined the OSU coaching staff eight days after initially leaving Air Force for Indiana.

OSU has not officially said what position Singleton will coach but the newest addition will likely coach running backs with recently hired running backs coach Kasey Dunn coaching the receivers.

Singleton coached running backs at Air Force from 2006-10. He was the running game coordinator his final three seasons with the Falcons. Air Force had three running backs with at least 470 rushing yards in 2010, including a 1,000-yard rusher in Asher Clark.

Dunn, who left Southern Mississippi to join OSU's staff, has spent at least four seasons as a receivers coach during his career. He has extensive experience coaching both positions during his 18-year career. Southern Miss had four different receivers catch at least 25 passes in 2010.

Singleton and Dunn join new offensive coordinator Todd Monken as recent additions to the Oklahoma State staff.

Former offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen and running backs coach Robert Gillespie left OSU for West Virginia. The Cowboys’ former receivers coach, Gunter Brewer, left for Ole Miss after an Alamo Bowl victory in late December.