Ron Crook Expected to be Named WVU’s New Offensive Line Coach

February 21, 2013


It looks as if Ron Crook will be the next offensive line coach at West Virginia University. was the first to break this story, and it has since been confirmed by multiple sources close to the WVU football program. There is nothing official at this time, but he has been confirmed as the leading candidate.

Crook is a West Virginia native, and a 1986 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. He’s been coaching at different levels of college football for the last 20-plus years.

He spent the last two years as the tight ends and offensive tackles coach at Stanford. During his time at Stanford, the Cardinal had back-to-back 11 win seasons and two BCS bowl appearances, including a win in the 2013 Rose Bowl.

Stanford has been known to have some of the most physical offensive line play in all of America the last few years. They excelled in the power running game and have been considered one of the best coached units in the entire country. This is an area where WVU has struggled greatly for the last several years. Crook would look to come in and change that in a hurry.

There is no timeline as to when an official announcement could be made. We will continue to keep you updated.

School Year Title
West Liberty State 1990-92 Offensive line
Cincinnati 1993 Graduate assistant
Clarion College 1994-96 Offensive line (’94-96), Special teams (’96)
Glenville State 1997-98 AHC, Offensive line, Special teams
West Virginia Tech 1999 Offensive line, Special teams
Illinois 2002 Graduate assistant
Harvard 2003-10 Offensive line
Stanford 2011-12 Tight ends, Offensive tackles

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