Oregon officially tabs David Yost as QB coach, passing game coordinator
Oregon announced on Wednesday that it has officially named David Yost as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.
Yost, a former offensive coordinator at Missouri, completes head coach Mark Helfrich's offensive staff for the 2016 season.
Yost has been a coach at the collegiate level for 21 seasons, including 16 under former Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel. He spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Washington State under Mike Leach.
“We are very excited to welcome David Yost to the Oregon football family,” Helfrich said, per GoDucks.com. “He brings a wealth of experience as a QB coach and offensive coordinator, success as a national recruiter, and is an intelligent, dedicated family man.”
In a statement, Pinkel said that Yost would be a fantastic addition to the Oregon staff.
“David Yost will be a great addition to the Oregon staff,” Pinkel said. “He is one of the most talented and dedicated coaches I worked with in my career. He’s got a proven track record of mentoring and developing quarterbacks to play winning football - guys like Brad Smith, Chase Daniel and Blaine Gabbert, to name a few.
"Oregon is getting someone who is a great family man and a role model for his players. He will help them become the best they can be on and off the field, and I’m confident that Coach Yost will do great things at Oregon.”
In Yost's three years as Washington State's inside receivers coach, he helped lead a Cougars offense that recorded the top three marks for passes caught in Pac-12 single season history.