Danny Langsdorf Named Offensive Coordinator

Feb. 24, 2005

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University head football coach Mike Riley announced Thursday that Danny Langsdorf has accepted the position of offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. This will be Langsdorf's second stint on the Oregon State staff; he served as a graduate assistant on offense during Riley's first tenure in Corvallis in 1997 and '98.

Langsdorf has spent the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. The last two years he has served as the assistant wide receivers/special teams coach.

'I'm excited about bringing Danny back to Oregon State; he did a great job during his first term here as a graduate assistant,' Riley said. 'I had a chance to work with him one season in New Orleans and was equally impressed by his abilities. He is an excellent addition to our staff.'

Prior to his arrival in New Orleans, Langsdorf served as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was the team's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 2000-2001 after serving as the wide receivers coach in 1999. Langsdorf's guidance helped the Eskimos lead the league for total yards in 2001 with 6,606.

'It feels great to be back at Oregon State; this is a terrific opportunity for me,' Langsdorf said. 'I had a great job in New Orleans and I loved working with the Saints' personnel, but the opportunity to return to Oregon State was something I just couldn't pass up.'

Langsdorf began his college coaching career in 1996 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. He also spent the 1995 season as a player/coach with the Deggendorf Blackhawks of Germany.

The 33-year-old McMinnville, Ore., native began his college playing career at Boise State University. He was a team member of the Broncos from 1991-93 and earned All-Academic honors as a sophomore. Langsdorf transferred to Linfield College after the '93 season and was the Wildcats' starting quarterback from 1994-95, playing for his father Ed. Ed is now a scout with the San Diego Chargers. While at Linfield he was selected to the All-Northwest Conference Team as a junior after passing for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also set a then-school record with 493 passing yards against Southern Oregon on Nov. 12, 1994. He was injured for much of his senior season and concluded his two-year career completing 195 of 356 pass attempts for 2,724 yards.

Danny is married to the former Michele Bertrand, who was a softball standout at Linfield. Danny is a 1991 graduate of McMinnville High School.

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