Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 8, 2013

Marshall hires Furry; WVU inks Seider

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HUNTINGTON — Mike Furrey has been named wide receivers coach at Marshall.

Furrey spent two seasons as head coach and offensive coordinator at Kentucky Christian of the NAIA.

He also was a high school position coach in London, Ohio, and spent eight seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. While with the Lions, Furrey led the NFC with 98 receptions in 2006.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Mike and his family to our program,” said Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. “He brings with him an outstanding resume, not only as a coach and a person, but also as someone who played at the game’s highest level for the length he did. Our wide receiver unit is in good hands.”

At KCU, he took an 0-11 program and turned it into one that boasted a 7-4 record and a national ranking of No. 25 in NAIA Division I by the end of the season last fall.

He also coached the wide receivers and quarterbacks at KCU.

 and raised and secured funds to build KCU’s turf field.

West Virginia hires Seider

 JaJuan Seider is rejoining West Virginia’s football program as running backs coach. Seider replaces Robert Gillespie, who was hired last week at Tennessee. Seider has been running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Marshall since 2010. He was a graduate assistant at West Virginia in 2008 and 2009.