Riley Hires Four Additional Football Assistant Coaches
March 10, 2003
CORVALLIS - Oregon State football coach Mike Riley announced the hiring Monday of four additional assistant coaches, leaving him one person short of completing his coaching staff.
The latest coaches to be hired include holdover defensive coach Greg Newhouse, plus newcomers Charlie Camp, Lee Hull and Darryll Lewis. Newhouse, who coached the Beaver linebackers the past four years, will coach OSU's defensive line. Camp will coach linebackers, while Hull will coach running backs and Lewis will be the Beavers' secondary mentor.
Earlier, Riley had announced the hiring of Paul Chryst, Mark Banker, Jim Gilstrap and DelVaughn Alexander. Chryst will be OSU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Banker is the defensive coordinator and will work with the secondary. Gilstrap is the offensive line coach and Alexander will work with the wide receivers.
Riley will hire a special team's coach to complete his coaching staff.
Newhouse has been with Oregon State the past six years and was part of Riley's first staff at OSU. Newhouse was Riley's defensive coordinator in his first stint with the Beavers. Greg coached OSU's linebackers the past four years and this year will be coach OSU's defensive line.
'We are certainly pleased that Greg Newhouse is staying at Oregon State,' said Riley. 'He has been here six years. I think he is one of the fine football coaches in all of college football. He gives us some continuity with this team going into the 2003 season.'
Camp, 30, joins the Oregon State staff after spending the 2002 season as defensive ends coach at the University of Arizona, his alma mater. Camp served as linebackers coach at San Diego State during the 2000 and '01 seasons. He was a graduate assistant at Idaho in 1998 and was a full-time assistant (outside linebackers) with the Vandals in 1999. His first coaching assignment after leaving Arizona and playing one year of professional football was at Sahuarita High School as a defensive coach in his native New Orleans area. Sahuarita finished 10-2 in 1997 and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in school history.
Camp was a four-year letterman linebacker at Arizona. He finished his Wildcats' career with 219 tackles. He led Arizona in tackles his senior year (1995) with 90. He played one year for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1996.
At San Diego State, Camp coached five all-conference linebackers in a two-year span.
'Charlie Camp is a young man that was highly recommended to me by a number of people that I really admire, from Ted Tollner, Dick Tomey, Rich Ellerson to Duane Akina, all college coaches that I have know for a number of years,' said Riley. 'I got an especially strong recommendation from Larry McDuff, who coached Charlie in the old Desert Swarm defense, and coached for Larry at Arizona last year. We are excited to have this young man on our staff. He will bring some spirit and fire to our linebacking corps. He is an intense coach who will add a lot to our program.'
Lewis, 34, earned consensus All-America honors at the University of Arizona (1990) and was named the Jim Thorpe Award winner in '90 as the nation's top collegiate defensive back, plus he was named the Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He was inducted into the University of Arizona 'Hall of Fame' in 1995.
Following his tremendous collegiate career at Arizona, Lewis went on to play 10 years in the NFL as a cornerback, starting with the Houston Oilers (1991-96), Tennessee Titans (1997-98) and the San Diego Chargers 1999-2000. He played under Riley for two seasons with the Chargers.
He was drafted in the second round (38th pick overall) of the 1991 draft by the Houston Oilers. Lewis was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 1995 and had 32 career interceptions in the NFL, including returning seven for touchdowns.
After retiring from the NFL, Lewis entered the coaching ranks as n assistant coach at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, CA. Lewis had recently agreed to join the University of Idaho staff as secondary coach, only to ask and receive permission to accept Oregon State's offer to coach the Beavers' secondary.
'Darryll is a young man who played at a high level in the National Football League,' Riley said. 'He finished his career at San Diego and we had the pleasure of coaching Darryll in his final two seasons. He is a quality person and has a tremendous desire to work with young men. I think he will be a tremendous role model for our young men and he will be a real student of the techniques of the game with our players. I think he will add a lot to this staff in the way of enthusiasm and be a valuable recruiter in Southern California where he coached high school football.'
Hull, 37, joins the Oregon State staff after serving as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater, Holy Cross, the past seven years.
Hull graduated from Holy Cross in 1988 after being a three-year starter (1984-87) at wide receiver. He was a preseason All-American (1-AA) in 1986. Holy Cross was 10-1 and Colonial League champions his junior year and was ranked #1 in the nation with a perfect 11-0 record in 1987.
He signed a free agent contract with the New England Patriots in 1988 before joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1990 as a wide receiver and kick returner. Lee played on Riley's Grey Cup championship team. He left Winnipeg in 1992 for the Toronto Argonuts, where he finished his playing career.
He launched his coaching career in the fall of 1992 as a prep football coach through 1996. During his coaching tenure at Holy Cross, Lee spent the 2000 and 2001 preseason camps in the San Diego Chargers' Minority Internship program as a wide receiver coach one year and running back coach the second year.
'Lee Hull has been a student of the game for a long time,' Riley said. 'I coached Lee at Winnipeg (CFL). In the last game that I coached him he caught a touchdown pass in the Grey Cup championship game to help us beat Edmonton. He immediately got into coaching following his playing career. I had him for two years in the internship program at San Diego for training camp. He has spent a lot of time working in football with the strategy of the game and the techniques of the game. With his experience in coaching on the offensive side of the ball, he will add to what we do strategically and he will be a great technician for our running backs.'
Oregon State's football staff as of Monday, March 10:
Mike Riley, Head Coach
Paul Chryst, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Mark Banker, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
DelVaughn Alexander, Wide Receivers
Jim Gilstrap, Offensive Line
Lee Hull, Running Backs
Charlie Camp, Linebackers
Darryll Lewis, Secondary
Greg Newhouse, Defensive Line
TBA, Special Teams
Jonathan Smith, Graduate Assistant/Offense
TBA, Graduate Assistant/Defense
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