With a press release this afternoon, Coach Hologorsen and WVU have made the hiring of Parkersburg native Ron Crook official. Most recently of the the Stanford staff, he will take over the duties of coaching the offensive line, an opening created by the defection of Bill Bedenbaugh to the Oklahoma Sooners coaching staff.
Here's what Coach Holgorsen had to say about Coach Crook:
"Ron brings many years of outstanding offensive line coaching experience to West Virginia," Holgorsen said. "He has helped developed winners at his stops and comes highly recommended. He brings a professional and positive attitude and expects toughness from the players. He has a proven track record as a teacher, coach and recruiter. He is a West Virginia native, who wants to be here, and I look forward to his contribution to our coaching staff."
And from Crook himself:
"One of the main reasons I wanted to come here was because I know how important football is in the state of West Virginia, especially the Mountaineer football program," Crook said. "I’m very excited about this opportunity to work at a program with the history and tradition that it has. I understand the responsibility that it involves, and I don’t take that lightly.
Welcome home, Coach Crook!!