San Jose State is hiring Ghalee Wadood as the Spartans' director of player personnel, sources told FootballScoop on Tuesday.
Wadood worked most recently as the head coach at Adelanto High School in the Los Angeles area.
In two seasons leading the program, Wadood led Adelanto to a 9-1 season and a CIF-Southern Section Division 13 championship in 2018. The 2019 campaign saw the Saints win their first Desert Sky League championship and appeared on their way to a second straight CIF-SS championship until a mid-game fight caused officials to declare the title game a double forfeit, abruptly ending Adelanto's season and, in turn, Wadood's tenure with the school.
Wadood stepped down in May to spend more time with his family.
“No, I don’t have any job lined up, it’s just about having some family and me time,” he told the Victorville (Calif.) Daily Press at the time. “With this quarantine, you had times to think and really put things into perspective. It was tough. It was hurtful. But I had to make a decision as to what was best for me and my family. It’s a sad day, but the kids are taking it as if they will be alright.”
San Jose State is in its fourth season under Brent Brennan's direction. Following a 3-22 start, the Spartans went 5-7 last season and began 2020 with the first 2-0 start to Mountain West play in school history. SJSU visits 2-0 San Diego State on Saturday.
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