James Cregg Named USC Football Assistant Coach

Jan. 20, 2010

James Cregg, who has spent the past 13 years coaching on the collegiate and NFL levels, has been named an assistant football coach at USC, new Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin announced today (Jan. 20).

Cregg spent 2009 at Tennessee as the offensive line coach. Tackle Aaron Douglas made the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team.

Before that, he was an offensive line assistant with the NFL's Oakland Raiders for 2 years (2007-08).

Cregg, 36, began his coaching career at his alma mater, Colorado State, where he was a graduate assistant for 3 seasons (1997-99). The Rams went 11-2 in 1997 as they captured the Western Athletic Conference title and won the Holiday Bowl, while the 1999 squad was the Mountain West Conference co-champion and played in the Liberty Bowl.

He then coached the defensive line at Colgate for 4 years (2000-03). The Raiders advanced to the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA championship game, but lost to Delaware to snap a school-record 21-game winning streak. In both of his final 2 seasons, Colgate won the Patriot League title, finished in the Top 10 nationally in rushing defense and was first in the conference in total defense.

He next spent 3 seasons (2004-06) coaching the defensive line at Idaho before moving on to the NFL.

Cregg was a 3-year (1993-95) letterman at Colorado State, starting on the offensive line his final 2 seasons and earning All-WAC honors as a senior. The Rams won the WAC title in 1994 and 1995 and played in the Holiday Bowl both seasons.

He received his bachelor's degree from Colorado State in 1997.

He prepped at Norco (Calif.) High and was elected into the Norco High Hall of Fame in 2001.

He was born Aug. 18, 1973. He and his wife, Dayna, have a daughter, McKenzie.

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