STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy promoted linebackers coach Glenn Spencer to co-defensive coordinator on Thursday. In addition, Spencer will earn $315,000 this season after earning $250,000 in 2010.
Bill Young’s title of defensive coordinator will remain unchanged.
The daily operations and game planning by the Pokes’ defensive staff will remain the same.
“We’ve got a good operation on our side of the ball,” Spencer said. “Bill has always been good about taking input as far as game planning, not just with me but with the other guys as well.”
An excellent recruiter and linebackers coach, Spencer has been rewarded for his contribution to the Cowboys’ overall success and the development of quality linebackers during his three seasons at OSU.
“It’s a recognition of the input I’ve been giving,” Spencer said. “It’s good to have that recognition on your resume. I have no plans of leaving this place, (but) it’s just good for the future.”
After coaching defensive line in 2008, Spencer became OSU’s linebacker coach in 2009 when Young took over as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. Under Spencer, linebacker Orie Lemon earned All-Big 12 honors and Shaun Lewis was named co-defensive freshman of the year in 2010.
As a recruiter, Spencer has spearheaded the Cowboys’ recruiting efforts into Georgia, helping the Pokes land several recruits including linebacker LeRon Furr, fullback David Paulsen and February signee Demarcus Sherod.
Spencer came to OSU after coaching stops at Duke, Georgia Tech and West Georgia.