Former Mountaineer Listed as Candidate for Head Coaching Job

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Mountaineer fans won’t have to look too far back to remember Ja’Juan Seider. The Penn State co-offensive coordinator was last seen on the sidelines in Morgantown in 2016 when he was serving as WVU’s running backs coach – a position he had held since 2013.

Before making his way to Happy Valley, Seider spent time with the Florida Gators in 2017 as their running backs coach. Now, at 45 years old, Seider could be on the fast-track to landing his first head coaching gig.

Earlier today, Florida Atlantic University fired Coach Willie Taggart after compiling a record of 15-18 through three seasons.

Bruce Feldman, a writer for The Athletic, recently revealed his candidates to replace Taggart at FAU. Seider, who played part of his collegiate career with WVU from 1995 to 1998, was listed as a potential candidate.

Seider has built a great reputation in College Football, and has several ties in the Florida region. For a writer with the prestige of Feldman to recognize him is massive.

The Belle Glade, Florida native has been a College Football coach since 2008. Along with WVU, Florida, and Penn State, Seider has also spent time at Marshall under Doc Holliday.