West Virginia football has announced Gerad Parker as their new wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator for the upcoming 2020 campaign.
Co-offensive coordinator Matt Moore will be moved to an assistant head coach position while maintaining his focus on the offensive line, while co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Chad Scott will continue in his role.
Parker comes to Morgantown by way of Penn State, where he served as the Nittany Lions’ passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.
“I’m excited to add Gerad to the coaching staff at West Virginia,” said WVU head coach Neal Brown. “I have known him for many years, and we have similar roots in the state of Kentucky. He brings years of successful experience, not only on the field but also as a recruiter who has covered a lot of territory. He will make an immediate impact on our staff. I look forward to him and his wife, Kandi, and their family becoming a part of Mountaineer football.”
Parker is an alumnus of Kentucky, where he played wide receiver from 2000-2004. A native of the Bluegrass State, he went on to get assistant jobs at UK, UT Martin, Marshall, Purdue and Duke before ultimately joining the Nittany Lions.
“I’m excited to be joining Neal Brown’s staff at West Virginia and becoming a part of the Mountaineer football family,” Parker said. “I have known Neal for a long time and have the utmost respect for him as a coach, a man, husband and father. I have seen his progression and have kept up with him as a head coach and know he is special. My father worked in a coal mine and in the coal industry, and I have a lot of respect for this state and for what it stands. I am honored and thankful to join this staff and work with these players. I look forward to trusting the climb.”