Oregon State head coach Gary Andersenadded some major coaching talent to his staff on Sunday.
The Beavers announced the hiring of Colorado State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwinand Utah State offensive coordinator Kevin McGiven; Baldwin will serve as offensive coordinator, while McGiven will coach the quarterbacks.
“Dave and Kevin bring experience and continuity to our staff and offense,” Andersen said in a statement. “I know what to expect from these two as coaches and what to expect from our offense. They absolutely fit our program and Oregon State University, and this is another great step for our future.”
Both worked previously under Andersen during his time as the head coach at Utah State. Baldwin was the offensive coordinator from 2009-11, leaving to work under Jim McElwainat Colorado State a year before Andersen took the Wisconsin job. McGiven served as quarterbacks coach on the 2009 staff - working under both Andersen and Baldwin, just as he will in Corvallis - before leaving for coordinator jobs at Memphis and Montana State. He returned to Utah State as offensive coordinator in 2013, replacing Matt Wells, who ascended to head coach after Andersen left for Madison.
Got all that?
Now that we've played Six Degrees of Gary Andersen, here's the type of coaches the Beaver faithful are getting. Baldwin led a Colorado State offense that ranked fourth in yards per play and averaged nearly 34 points per game in 2014. Rams quarterback ranked fifth nationally in passing efficiency this season, hitting 64 percent of his passes for 9.5 yards per attempt with 32 touchdowns against seven interceptions.
Speaking of quarterbacks, McGiven was recently named our Quarterbacks Coach of the Year after playing four quarterbacks this year and still managing to post a 10-4 record.
With the additions of Baldwin and McGiven, Oregon State now lacks only a running backs coach. Andersen has announced his staff assignments as follows: Baldwin, offensive coordinator; Kalani Sitake, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator; McGiven, quarterbacks coach; Brent Brennan, wide receivers coach; T.J. Woods, offensive line coach; Chad Kauha'aha'a, defensive line coach; Ilaisa Tuiaki, linebackers coach; and Derrick Odum, defensive backs.
That, folks, is a darn good coaching staff.