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Seider returns to WVU

Mar. 09, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University football assistant coach JaJuan Seider has joined the West Virginia University staff.

WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen announced the hiring in a Friday night news release from WVU Sports Communications

Seider was at Marshall for three seasons following two with the Mountaineers as a graduate assistant. He will coach the WVU running backs.

"It's great to welcome JaJuan back to Mountaineer football," Holgorsen said. "He is an energetic coach and recruiter who knows our program and state very well. His coaching versatility and background will be an asset to our program, and I know he will bring a passion to succeed at his alma mater."

Seider returns to West Virginia after serving as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Marshall since 2010.

During his three-year stint at Marshall, he coached the running backs, organized recruiting territories and developed recruiting strategies. Seider was named Conference USA's top recruiter in 2012.

Seider was a WVU graduate assistant in in 2008 and 2009. His responsibilities included coordinating position drills with quarterbacks, breaking down game film and assisting in the recruiting process.

His playing career began as a WVU quarterback. He finished playing for Florida A&M where he won the Doug Williams Award for National Offensive Player of the Year and the Jake Gaither Award (considered the Heisman Trophy of black colleges) as a senior.

He received bachelor's (Physical Education) and master's (Athletic Coaching) degrees from WVU.

Seider is married to the former Brandi Smith and they have three children -- Jaden, Ava and Brenley.

"I am very thankful to coach Holgorsen for having the vision, trust and confidence to take a chance on a young coach like me," Seider said.

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