Holgorsen adds assistant coach to WVU football staff

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West Virginia announced the official hire of Lonnie Galloway as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach this afternoon, the final of three recent additions to the staff of Dana Holgorsen.

Galloway was previously a member of the late Bill Stewart's staff for three seasons, and is widely considered a top recruiter.

"We are excited to welcome Lonnie back to West Virginia," said Coach Dana Holgorsen in a statement. "During his three years here, our players had great respect for him, and he brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm with him to work every day. I look forward to the positive infusion his coaching and recruiting will bring to our program."

Galloway spent the last two years at Wake Forest as receivers coach and co-passing game coordinator.

"I enjoyed my previous three years living in Morgantown and working for West Virginia University. I am pleased and excited to have the opportunity to return," Galloway said in a statement. "This is a strong and successful program with a lot of history and tradition, and hopefully I can make a positive impact. I look forward to coaching in the Big 12 and in Coach Holgorsen's offensive system."

Galloway was hired swiftly following the departure of quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital last week who left for Texas A&M, as the Post-Gazette has reported.

Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is expected to coach the quarterbacks moving forward, with Galloway taking his previous duty as receivers coach.

The University went through its official vetting process before announcing his hire.

Brian Mitchell, former defensive coordinator at East Carolina, and Tony Gibson, a longtime assistant of Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia, Michigan and Arizona were also officially announced this week. Mitchell will coach the corners, and Gibson will coach the safeties.

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