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OSU football: Cowboys tab Princeton’s Sean Gleeson as offensive coordinator

OSU football: Cowboys tab Princeton’s Sean Gleeson as offensive coordinator

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, left, shakes the hand of West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen following an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Oklahoma State defeated West Virginia 45-41. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has hired his next offensive coordinator.

Sean Gleeson, who spent the past six seasons at Princeton, will take over as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, OSU announced Sunday. During the 2018 season, Gleeson’s offense led the Tigers to an undefeated record while scoring an FCS-leading 47 points per game.

The 470 points Princeton scored were an Ivy League record.

“We are excited to have Sean join our staff,” Gundy said in a release. “He comes with expertise in quarterback play. Both his offenses the last two years have dominated the Ivy League and have produced two different quarterbacks who were named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year.”

Gleeson is a strong recruiter, too. The 2018 Princeton class was the highest ranked in the FCS, according to 247Sports. It included quarterback Brevin White, who held an Alabama offer.

Gleeson joined Princeton’s staff in 2013 as a running backs coach. He was promoted to lead the offense and coach quarterbacks in 2017. Gleeson played college football at Williams College in Massachussetts, where he received an English degree in 2007.

“What attracted me to Oklahoma State was coach Gundy and his leadership,” Gleeson said in a release. “You look around the landscape of college football and see how long he has been there. He’s built a consistent winner and has a great staff to work with. Now I’m excited to get pointed in the direction of the players and get to work.”

Gleeson began his coaching career at Delbarton School (NJ), where he spent four years before heading to Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ). After two seasons, he went to Princeton.

Gleeson replaces Mike Yurcich, who left OSU earlier this month to become Ohio State’s passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. As his resume shows, he has been successful with dual-threat quarterbacks in his system.

Gundy also showed with the hire he wasn’t afraid to take a chance on someone with a smaller portfolio. Gleeson’s system is strong and should translate well to the Big 12.

The Cowboys begin the 2019 season with a trip to Corvallis, Oregon, to battle Oregon State on Friday, Aug. 30.

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