ISU defensive backs coach Troy Douglas confirms move to Pitt

Published: February 11 2014 | 7:05 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 3:27 am in
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 By Rob Gray

 Correspondent

The Iowa State football team's looking for a new defensive backs coach.

Troy Douglas, who spent the past three seasons coaching the Cyclones' defensive backs, confirmed via e-mail this morning he will join the University of Pittsburgh's staff.

Coachingsearch.com reported early Monday that Cyclones defensive back coach Troy Douglas had been offered a position at Pitt, but Ames Tribune sports editor Bobby LaGesse then noted, per an unnamed source, that Douglas had not yet accepted the position as of late Monday afternoon.

ISU sports information director Mike Green confirmed this morning that Douglas is no longer employed by the school.

Douglas previously coached at North Carolina, South Florida, and Indiana, among other schools.

The Cyclones' offseason staffing changes had appeared to be complete Friday when Stan Eggen — most recently at Louisiana Tech — was hired as the new defensive ends coach.

The Cyclones finished 3-9 last season and missed a bowl berth for the second time in Coach Paul Rhoads' five seasons.

 

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