Jeff Koonz

Jeff Koonz.

Jeff Koonz, most recently the inside linebackers coach at Ole Miss, has been named special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach for the Mountaineers.

Koonz fills the roles previously occupied by Blake Seiler, who left WVU on Jan. 3 to become the defensive coordinator at Old Dominion.

“Jeff is an outstanding addition to our coaching staff,” West Virginia head coach Neal Brown said in a statement. “He brings a vast amount of experience coaching linebackers to our defensive staff and a familiarity with the Big 12 Conference having coached at Texas and Iowa State. His recruiting experience in different regions of the country also will help bolster our overall efforts. We are looking forward to having Jeff, his wife, Maura, and their family join the Mountaineer Football program.”

Koonz, a 2004 graduate of Auburn University, started his coaching career later that year as a graduate assistant. After leaving Auburn, Koonz made stps with six different programs, including Texas and Iowa State.