By Shelly Poe for MSNsportsNET.com
February 28, 2007
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Tony Dews has joined the West Virginia University football staff as an assistant coach, Mountaineer head coach Rich Rodriguez announced this afternoon.
Dews comes to WVU from UNLV, where he served as linebacker coach last season and associate special teams coordinator. He was tight ends coach at Central Michigan from 2004-05, and coached the defensive line at Holy Cross in 2003.
From March, 1999, through, April, 2002, he was a graduate assistant at West Virginia, working with both the offensive line and the secondary. His coaching resume also includes stops at California, Pa. (2002), Millersville (1998) and Bainbridge (Ga.) High School (1997).
“We’re very excited to have Tony rejoining the Mountaineer football family,” Rodriguez says. “He will do a great job coaching our receivers and assisting with our special teams, and he will be particularly effective as a recruiter. He is an excellent young coach and I’m glad he will be back with us.”
A native of Lynchburg, Va., Dews is a 1996 graduate of Liberty University, where he led the Flames in receptions two seasons as an all-Virginia tight end. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology; Dews received a master’s degree in athletic coaching education from WVU in 2001.
The Mountaineers begin spring practice on Monday. The Gold-Blue spring scrimmage is Saturday, April 7.