Ex-Pitt coordinator joins WVU staff

February 22, 2012 5:25 pm

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Former Pitt defensive coordinator and interim coach Keith Patterson was hired to join the defensive staff at West Virginia today. His specific role on the staff was not yet disclosed.

"Keith has had a lot of successful years coaching at some great programs, both at the college and high school levels," WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said in a release.

"His years of experience in developing players and defenses will be an invaluable resource to our program, while his background in Texas and Oklahoma will only add to our recruiting efforts."

Patterson, who had accepted a job at Arkansas State last month, resigned from that position last week.

The Pitt defense was ranked No. 3 nationally in sacks in 2011 with 3.31 per game, and was tied for No. 12 in tackles for loss with 98.

A former high school coach in Oklahoma and Texas, Patterson spent eight years at Tulsa prior to his stint at Pitt.

First Published 2012-02-22 13:39:04

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