OSU hires former Broken Arrow player as receivers coach
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Former Broken Arrow High School and Missouri receiver Jason Ray has been hired as a receivers coach at Oklahoma State University.
Ray, who lists his hometown as Porter, coached at Wyoming the past four seasons, handling running backs for three years and receivers in 2012.
“We’re very excited to add Jason Ray to the staff,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said in a press release to announce the hiring. “He is an enthusiastic coach who brings a lot of energy to the staff. He has a great offensive mind.”
Ray was an All-State receiver at Broken Arrow in 2002, when he was ranked as the state’s 10th-best prospect by Rivals.com.
He was part of four bowl teams while at Missouri and was a team captain on a 12-win team in 2007. He was an Academic All-Big 12 selection, a member of the Comissioner’s Honor Roll and, in addition, was president of the Missouri Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a senior.
While at Wyoming, Ray recruited Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, according to bio information on the university’s athletics web site.
Ray replaces Doug Meacham, who left to become offensive coordinator at Houston. OSU has yet to announce the hiring of a new offensive coordinator to replace Todd Monken, who departed to become head coach at Southern Mississippi.