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78MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the hiring of former Mountaineer great running back Quincy Wilson as assistant director of football operations.

“I am thrilled to welcome back Quincy Wilson to Mountaineer football,” Holgorsen said. “As a native West Virginian, a former student-athlete and leader in his community, there is no better person to serve in our new player development position. Quincy’s role will be pivotal in helping mentor and develop our players off the field.”

He comes to West Virginia after serving as the marketing sales manager for State Industrial Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, since 2010. He handled more than 125 accounts for State Industrial, a company which provides services in air and water purification and treatment. He was ranked in the top five of the Northeast Region in overall sales every month.

“This is a dream come true for me,” Wilson said. “I’m honored that Coach Holgorsen asked me to come back and serve as the assistant director of football operations for the program. Coming back and working at my alma mater is the right job at the right place at the right time. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

In his role, Wilson will assist the director of football operations with the daily activities of the football program. He will serve as a liaison in the areas of compliance, academic support and residence life.

Wilson will work with the academic support staff in tracking and counseling student athletes and also will provide player agent education, contribute to LifeSkills programming and assist the student-athletes with recognizing opportunities for University services and resources.

He is in charge of organizing preseason training camp in regards to operations, such as daily meal schedules and providing security and game officials for practices and scrimmages.

Wilson will assist with community relations programs, assist with on-campus recruiting and with the annual high school coaches’ clinic.

He will administer the professional football education program and assist the student-athletes, who have professional potential, with the student-athlete disability insurance program and with application to the college advisory draft committee.

Wilson was a four-year letterwinner for the Mountaineers from 2000-03, finishing with 2,608 career rushing yards, ranking No. 8 on WVU’s career rushing chart. He registered 901 yards and six touchdowns as a junior and 1,380 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Wilson was an Associated Press third team All-American and was one of eight semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award in 2003.

He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and played three years for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2004-08. He played one season for the Berlin Rebels of the German Football League in 2010.

Wilson, a native of Weirton, W.Va., and the son of former NFL linebacker Otis Wilson, earned his bachelor’s degree in coaching education from West Virginia in 2003.

 

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(Release by Mike Montoro for MSNSportsNET.com)