Football: Gillespie to Remain at WVU

By Michael Fragale for
February 02, 2011 10:24 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University running backs coach Robert Gillespie was recently offered an assistant coaching position at his alma mater, the University of Florida, but has chosen to remain at WVU.

“I was flattered to have the opportunity to go to the University of Florida where I played my collegiate football,” said Gillespie. “However, I am also very excited about West Virginia University and the football program. I believe the system is in place here and we are headed in the right direction. I made the decision for my coaching career, and my family, to stay at West Virginia University. I am excited about being here and being a Mountaineer. I am looking forward to my wife and family joining me here in Morgantown."

"We were happy to have Coach Gillespie join our staff a month ago,” said offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen. “He has proven himself to be loyal and committed to the Mountaineer program. He is a great coach and an even better person."

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