Oklahoma State announced Friday that Tim Rattay had been hired as its new quarterbacks coach.
Rattay was a record-setting quarterback at Louisiana Tech in the 1990s. He is still the school’s single-season and career leader in touchdown passes. He was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.
Rattay was selected in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers and was the recent quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins.
“Tim is a really experienced and sound quarterbacks coach,” Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said in a statement released by OSU. “He is the son of a high school coach and brings a unique perspective as a former NFL quarterback himself.”
The Cowboys lost their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach when Sean Gleeson took the offensive coordinator job at Rutgers. Gundy still needs to fill the offensive coordinator position.
Rattay will be coaching the 2019 Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in quarterback Spencer Sanders. Sanders passed for 2,065 yards and 16 TDs with 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 628 yards and two TDs.
“I’m excited about the opportunity with a very talented young quarterback returning and being around coach Gundy,” Rattay said in the news release. “Watching Oklahoma State from afar, I’ve always been impressed with how they play with tempo, how they play offensively and how they compete every game. With how respected coach Gundy and his whole staff are in the college community, that was a huge plus. I’m excited to get in there and start working.”