Bitson hired to coach Tulsa running backs

Bitson hired to coach Tulsa running backs

Published Jan. 20, 2012 5:34 p.m. ET

Former Tulsa receiver Dan Bitson is returning to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach.

Head coach Bill Blankenship announced Friday that Bitson will be the Golden Hurricane's new running backs coach, filling a vacancy created when Holman Wiggins took a similar job at Memphis.

Bitson, a 2007 inductee into the University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of Fame, has spent the past three seasons as the head coach at Tulsa's McLain High School. He previously coached the Golden Hurricane's receivers in 2001 and 2002.

Bitson was Tulsa's second-leading receiver with 3,330 yards and 29 touchdown receptions when he finished his college career in 1991. He was a second-team All-American in 1989 with 73 catches for 1,425 yards and 16 touchdowns.