Joe DeForest is set to enter his eleventh season as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State. He joined the staff under previous head coach Les Miles. Currently, he serves as the special teams coordinator / safeties coach / associate head coach.
In this day, it’s rare to find assistant coaches in college football that remain with the same school for more than ten years. In fact, only56 current assistant coaches have worked for the same head coach for at least 10 years.
DeForest has worked for Les Miles and Mike Gundy during his tenure in Stillwater, a tenure that has included eight bowl games and 27 total wins from 2008-2010.
His most proud accomplishment in his coaching career, however, may surprise you.
He told VYPE Magazine in Houston, "This might come to a surprise to some, but it's the opportunity to have my daughter go her entire school career in the same place. In this profession, that is so tough to do, but I'm really proud of that. She entered the first-grade in Stillwater and will graduate high school here next year. That is better than any win or getting any big-time recruit."
As much as coaches move from job to job in the coaching profession, how many college assistant coaches can say that?
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