Oregon State officially named John Garrett, brother of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, as the team’s new offensive coordinator and tight ends coach this week.
Oregon State head coach Mike Riley praised Garrett’s coaching experience in the press release regarding the hiring:
John comes from a great football family and brings with him to Oregon State a wealth of knowledge about the game. In addition to his NFL experience, he has coached at the college level and knows the recruiting aspects of the game at this level.
Garrett served as wide receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013. Before his season there, he worked under his brother on the Dallas staff from 2007-2012.
Garret and Riley have crossed paths on the football field before. Back in 1991, Garret caught 23 passes as a wide receiver on the San Antonio Riders of the now-defunct WLAF. Riley was the coach of the Riders at the time.
[Source: Oregon Live]