Oregon State hires former QB as coach
Jonathan Smith is returning to where he started.
Washington’s co-offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith has been hired by Ore gon State to be the Beavers’ head coach, the school for mally announced Wednesday night.
Oregon State has been in the market for a new coach since Gary Andersen surprisingly stepped down in early October after a 1-5 start, with the victory coming over lower-division Portland State.
Smith is a former Beavers quarterback who has been working as quar terbacks coach for coach Chris Petersen since 2012, starting at Boise State and following him to Washington in 2014.
He also had stops as an assistant at Montana and Idaho. He was a g raduate assistant at Ore gon State from 2002-03.
Smith was a walk-on in Corvallis, playing for the Beavers from 1998-2001. He was on Oregon State’s 2000 team that went 11-1 and defeated Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl under coach Dennis Erickson.
A fan favorite during his playing days, Smith ranks third on Oregon State’s career list with 55 touchdown passes and 9,680 passing yards. He holds the record for the longest touchdown pass in school history, with a 97-yards TD pass to Chad Johnson in 2000.
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