Western Kentucky hires ex-Houston coach Levine as assistant

Tony Levine was part of some impressive offenses at Houston. Now, he'll reunite with a former colleague at Western Kentucky.

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Former Houston head coach Tony Levine has been named Western Kentucky’s tight ends coach and special teams coordinator. WKU coach Jeff Brohm announced the move on Tuesday, according to the school.

A source told FOX Sports Monday that Levine would join the Hilltoppers.

The 43-year-old Levine spent three seasons as the head coach at Houston and went 21-17. The former University of Minnesota wide receiver led the Cougars to consecutive bowl games in his last two seasons but was let go in 2014. While at Houston, Levine — who worked as a receivers coach, tight ends coach and special teams coordinator — was part of some of the best offenses and special teams in the nation, setting several NCAA records. He coached five different 1,000-yard receivers and was part of an offense in 2011 that became the first in NCAA history to surpass 8,000 total yards.

Levine and Brohm were assistants together on the Louisville staff a decade ago. Brohm just led WKU to a 12-2 record and is 20-7 in two seasons there.