Georgia State Panthers offensive coordinator Travis Trickett is expected to be named the tenth and final assistant for the West Virginia Mountaineers under head coach Neal Brown, sources tell The Smoking Musket. Trickett will replace former assistant Dan Gerberry as tight ends coach, and may also help with special teams.
Trickett is the son of legendary offensive line coach Rick Trickett, and the brother of former Mountaineer quarterback Clint Trickett. Travis served as a student assistant under Rich Rodriguez from 2003 until 2007, and worked with quarterback Pat White. After graduating from West Virginia University with his bachelor’s degree, Trickett spent one season as an offensive graduate assistant for the Alabama Crimson Tide under Nick Saban before becoming a GA for the Florida State Seminoles for three seasons, serving under both Bobby Bowden and Jimbo Fisher. During his two stints as a graduate assistant, Trickett worked with numerous standout quarterbacks John Parker Wilson, Greg McElroy, Christian Ponder and EJ Manuel.
Trickett was hired as the slot receivers and tight ends coach for the Samford Bulldogs in 2011 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013. spending five seasons with with the Bulldogs before becoming the OC of the FAU Owls under former head coach Charlie Partridge. Partridge was fired after the 2016 season, and Trickett accepted the same position at Georgia State.
In his first season at Georgia State, Trickett’s offense broke school records for highest completion percentage and fewest interceptions, among a handful of others.
Trickett will go through the standard HR background checks before the hire is officially announced, which should be finalized shortly.