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OSU Hires Princeton’s Sean Gleeson to Fill Vacated OC Spot

Mike Gundy has filled his playcalling position.

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Oklahoma State has hired Sean Gleeson as its offensive coordinator, the school announced on Sunday.

Gleeson has served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Princeton the last two seasons and he will fill the same role for the Cowboys.

“We are excited to have Sean join our staff,” Gundy said in a statement from OSU. “He comes with expertise in quarterback play. Both his offenses the last two years have dominated the Ivy League and have produced two different quarterbacks who were named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year.”

Gleeson has been on staff at Princeton since 2013 where he previously held the role of running backs coach and spent one year as the Tigers’ special teams coordinator (maybe he can provide some welcome direction in that meeting room).

Prior to his Ivy League tenure, Gleeson served as OC and QBs coach at Division III school Fairleigh Dickinson for two years following a four-year career as a high school teacher and coach who was in charge of football, baseball and bowling (!). As a player, Gleeson was a decorated quarterback for D-III school Williams College.

“What attracted me to Oklahoma State was Coach Gundy and his leadership,” Gleeson said. “You look around the landscape of college football and see how long he has been there. He’s built a consistent winner and has a great staff to work with.  Now I’m excited to get pointed in the direction of the players and get to work.”

Under Gleeson, Princeton led the FCS scoring 47.0 points per game this past season and was one of the more prolific offenses in the country. The 470 points the Tigers scored set an Ivy League record.

“There’s a ton of overlap between the system that I have been in and Oklahoma State’s,” Gleeson said. “As a coordinator, I believe in an offensive system that allows our players to be fast and physical. But, most of all, I think what will be noticed on Saturdays is how hungry we play the game.”

 

 

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