Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Rich Rodriguez accepted the position of head coach at Jacksonville State earlier this week. Now, Rodriguez is working on hiring his assistant coaches and staff.
According to Football Scoop, Rodriguez has already asked Dusty Rutledge and Mike DiAngelo, fellow assistants during his one year at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, to join his staff.
In addition, Rodriguez is expected to target Rick Trickett as the offensive line coach. Trickett is the long-time West Virginia and Florida State offensive line coach is currently assistant head coach / offensive line at Glenville State.
Trickett was the offensive line coach for the Mountaineers from 2001-2006 and at Florida State from 2007-2017.
— FootballScoop (@FootballScoop) December 3, 2021