Pitt hires Breckterfield as defensive line coach

Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst has hired former UCLA assistant

Inoke (ee-NO-kay) Breckterfield as defensive line coach.

Breckterfield spent the 2011 season with the Bruins after

previously working at Montana and Weber State.

Breckterfield starred at defensive end for Oregon State in the

late 1990s, posting a then school-record for career sacks (19.5)

and tackles for loss (55.5). He was a two-time All-Pac 10 selection

and was third-team All-American following his senior season in


Breckterfield played five seasons in the Canadian Football

League before eventually returning to Oregon State. He joined the

Beavers as a volunteer assistant in 2006 then became a graduate

assistant in 2007-08.