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Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Rich Rodriguez accepted the position of head coach at Jacksonville State a few weeks ago. Now, Rodriguez is putting together his staff and he has chosen a couple of his old buddies from West Virginia to join him.

Rodriguez has named Calvin Magee his new associate head coach/offensive coordinator. Magee spent the 2021 season as the Duke Blue Devils’ running backs coach and this is now his 4th stint as an assistant under Rodriguez.

In addition, Rodriguez has named Rick Trickett his assistant coach/offensive line coach and Trickett served in the same role under Rodriguez at West Virginia.

Rodriguez said the following after the hiring: “I’m very excited as our staff comes together,” Rodriguez said. “These guys will be great additions to our program and bring a great deal of successful experience at the FBS level. I’m looking to fill the remainder of our staff within the next two weeks.”

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