March 12, 2013

OSU Cowboys hire Duffie as new DB coach

Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy announced Monday the hiring of Tim Duffie to coach defensive backs.

A native of Jefferson, Texas, and four-year letterwinner at linebacker for Texas Tech, Duffie comes to Stillwater after spending the 2012 season coaching the secondary at Wake Forest. In his lone season at Wake, the Demon Deacons led the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranked 25th nationally in turnover margin.

Prior to his time at Wake Forest, Duffie spent 2008-11 at Colorado State. He was cornerbacks coach from 2008-10 and then coached the entire Rams secondary in 2011. He served as CSU’s primary recruiter for the state of Texas.

While in Fort Collins, Duffie was heavily involved in recruiting much of CSU's top talent, including Crockett Gillmore, an all-conference performer in his first season as a tight end in 2011, Weston Richburg, a 2010 freshman All-American, and Austin Gray, a 12-game starter at safety as a freshman in 2011. In his first year at the reins of the Rams full secondary in 2011, Duffie was instrumental in helping CSU finish the regular season ranked 14th in the nation by allowing only 179.6 passing yards per game.

Duffie broke into coaching at UTEP, where he served as a graduate assistant coaching linebackers in 2000 and then safeties in 2001.