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Lonnie Galloway Hired as WVU Receivers Coach

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West Virginia has rehired its second former Mountaineer assistant with the official announcement of Lonnie Galloway's return to the program.

Galloway, who served as WVU's wide receivers coach in the 2008-10 seasons as well as one year as the recruiting coordinator, will rejoin the staff as assistant head coach in charge of wide receivers.

"We are excited to welcome Lonnie back to West Virginia," Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. "During his three years here, our players had great respect for him, and he brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm with him to work everyday. I look forward to the positive infusion his coaching and recruiting will bring to our program."

When Holgorsen came to Morgantown to take the offensive coordinator position prior to the 2011 season, Galloway was the only offensive coach who was chosen to remain on the staff.

Eventually, Galloway made the decision to move closer to his home in North Carolina and joined the Wake Forest staff, never coaching alongside Holgorsen. He worked as wide receivers coach and co-passing game coordinator for the Demon Deacons the past two seasons.

"I enjoyed my previous three years living in Morgantown and working for West Virginia University. I am pleased and excited to have the opportunity to return," Galloway said. "This is a strong and successful program with a lot of history and tradition, and hopefully I can make a positive impact. I look forward to coaching in the Big 12 and in Coach Holgorsen's offensive system."

In his two seasons with Wake Forest, Galloway coached All-ACC Second Team receiver Michael Campanaro and All-ACC First Team receiver Chris Givens, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.

Coaching the Mountaineers to three-straight bowl appearances, Galloway developed a reputation as one of the premiere recruiters in the nation, earning ESPN's 2010 Recruiter of the Year honor.

His two most prized pick ups at WVU were current Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin and one of this past season's most explosive offensive players, Tavon Austin.

Prior to being hired at West Virginia, Galloway coached at Appalachian State, East Carolina and Elon following a career as a quarterback at Western Carolina.

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