OSU hires former BA player as receivers coach
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Friday, January 25, 2013
1/25/13 at 4:46 AM
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 '02, 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 Commissioner'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 and he said he established great relationships with coaches in the region. 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.
"I'm very excited to be a part of the Oklahoma State program," Ray said. "I had great conversations with coach Gundy and really believe in his vision. I look forward to working with (fellow receivers coach Kasey) Dunn and building on the success OSU has had at the receiver position. Oklahoma State has been a dominant force in college football during the Gundy era and I'm extremely excited about joining the staff."
Ray said he was appreciative of his opportunity at Wyoming, but wanted to take advantage of an opportunity to return to his home state.
"And I couldn't be more thrilled," he said. "I'm excited to work hard, be a productive member of the staff and continue the success at Oklahoma State."