WVU hires defensive assistant

(AP) - Erik Slaughter has been hired as a defensive assistant coach at West Virginia.
Head coach Dana Holgorsen announced Slaughter's hiring Tuesday.
Slaughter joins recent hires Keith Patterson and Joe DeForest on the defensive staff. Holgorsen says he'll announce the trio's coaching responsibilities on Monday.
Slaughter served as defensive line coach at Stephen F. Austin for the past three years.
Before that, he spent one season as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Texas A&M Commerce and three years as linebackers and strength and conditioning coach at Houston.
The three openings were created when defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel, defensive line coach Bill Kirelawich and defensive backs coach David Lockwood joined Rich Rodriguez at Arizona in January.


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