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Source: JaJuan Seider will be West Virginia running backs coach
- Updated: March 7, 2013
UPDATE: Seider has been officially hired as West Virginia’s running backs coach. Dana Holgorsen announced the hire via Twitter on Friday.
Marshall running backs coach and recruiting coordinator JaJuan Seider is expected to join the West Virginia staff.
Seider was in Morgantown today interviewing with Dana Holgorsen and a deal could be completed this evening, according to a source.
It would be homecoming for Seider, who began his college career as quarterback at West Virginia and returned in 2008 as an offensive graduate assistant.
He would fill the void created when Robert Gillespie left last week to join Butch Jones‘ staff at Tennessee.
Seider is a native of Belle Glade, Fla. and was a standout quarterback at talent-rich Glades Central High School. He transferred to Florida A&M and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
Before joining the West Virginia staff, Seider spent eight years as a high school coach in South Florida, working at Glades Central, Palm Beach Lakes High and Lake Worth High, and has strong recruiting connections in South Florida.
In the 2013 class, Seider was primary recruiter for six South Florida prospects that inked with the Herd. A seventh Seider recruit, four-star wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis, was also a South Florida product but spent a year at Fork Union Military Academy in Va. before signing with Marshall.
Financial details are not known, but he is expected to receive a significant pay increase. He earned $90,800 last year.