Gary Andersen, Oregon St.'s new head football coach, has announced his first on-field assistant hiring, retaining WR coach Brent Brennan from former coach Mike Riley's staff.
"I'm honored that coach Andersen has afforded me the opportunity to be on his staff," Brennan said in a statement released via the university. "I love being a part of the OSU football program and the community. I'm very happy here and I'm excited to work with coach Andersen to help him reach the goals he has for this program."
Brennan joins Zach Nyborg, who was most recently at BYU, and was named Director of Football Operations by Andersen last Friday.
Brennan's stock rose in working with current NFL former Beavers Marcus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks, and was credited with substantial development over the course of the season with Victor Bolden and Jordan Villamin.
"When I met with coach Brennan, it was clear that we have similar philosophies and vision for this program," Andersen said in the same release. "He cares about these kids. He has done a tremendous job guiding them on and off the field. He will be a great fit with our staff."
Brennan, who was on Riley's staff the past 4 years, also has extensive ties in south Texas, and the San Antonio area, and has been one of Oregon St.'s more successful recruiters.
Andersen expects to continue to announce assistant coaching hires in the days to come.