Wright announces complete coaching staff for 2020
Brian Wright is hiring 6 new coaches for his first year at Pitt State.
WATCH: Pitt State head football coach Brian Wright announces his complete coaching staff for the 2020 season. Wright is bringing back four coaches from last year’s staff, and hiring six new coaches for his first season with the Gorillas.
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Pittsburg State University head football coach Brian Wright has announced the recent hiring of five new staff members to join his coaching staff for the 2020 season.
Wright has hired Tom Anthony to serve as the Gorillas’ defensive coordinator & safeties coach, Pat Cashmore to serve as special teams coordinator & running backs coach, Jerry DiMinno to serve as tight ends coach, Bryan Larson to serve as offensive line coach & run game coordinator, Jody Owens to serve as co-defensive coordinator & linebackers coach and Munir Prince to serve as cornerbacks coach.
Additionally, Larry Garman will remain on staff as an assistant coach for the Gorillas, Matt Karleskint returns as Pitt State’s wide receivers coach and Josh Lattimer is back to coach the Gorillas’ defensive line. Travis Young also will return as an assistant coach for Pitt State.
“I am really excited about the group of coaches that we were able to assemble to lead our team into this next chapter of Gorilla football,” Wright said. “These are passionate leaders of young people, enthusiastic workers and excellent teachers.”
Anthony comes to Pitt State after serving as defensive coordinator at NCAA Division I Western Illinois University during the 2019 season. Prior to his time a WIU, Anthony served three years as defensive coordinator at Texas Southern University (2016-18). He also served as an assistant coach at Lake Erie College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Miami University of Ohio, Youngstown State University, St. Francis University and his alma mater, Augustana College, where he was an NCAA Division II All-American in 2005.
Cashmore comes to Pitt State after serving as special teams coordinator/offensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma State University the past two seasons (2018-19). He also assisted with running backs and wide receivers at OSU. Prior to his time at OSU, Cashmore served during the 2017 season as special teams quality control coach at the University of Toledo. In 2015-16, Cashmore served as specials teams coordinator/defensive backs coach at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He coached at Midland University in Fremont, Neb., from 2012-14, serving as outside linebackers coach.
DiMinno joins the Gorillas from Toledo where he served as an assistant recruiting coordinator during the 2019 season. He served as a graduate assistant for the Rockets during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. DiMinno was a student assistant at Toledo from 2013-17, working with quarterbacks from 2013-16 and wide receivers in 2017. He mainly worked with quarterbacks in 2018.
Larson also joins the Gorillas from Toledo where he served as a graduate assistant coach during the 2019 season. He primarily worked with the offensive line during his time with the Rockets. Larson was an offensive lineman at Iowa State University from 2013-17. He began his career as a walk-on before earning a scholarship and lettering as a senior.
Owens comes to Pitt State after serving as defensive coordinator at Briar Cliff University in 2019. He spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons as a graduate assistant who primarily worked with linebackers at the University of Washington. Owens worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Nevada during the 2016 season. In 2015, Owens helped coach linebackers at his alma mater, Montana State University, where he was a two-time All-America selection (2011-12). He began coaching as an assistant at Community High School in Nevada, Texas in 2013 and then as an assistant football coach at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas in 2014.
Prince joins the Gorillas after spending the past four seasons at Missouri State University. He served as running backs coach for the Bears from 2016-18 before overseeing MSU’s cornerbacks in 2019. Prince arrived in Springfield, Mo., after a brief stint as an assistant coach at Drake University, where he coached the Bulldogs’ interior receivers. Previously, he worked as an account executive for Drake IMG Sports Marketing for one year before joining the DU coaching staff.
For full biographies on the Pittsburg State University football staff, visit https://pittstategorillas.com/staff.aspx.