Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson has made an addition to his staff.
Hopson has named Erik Losey of East Tennessee State as his offensive line coach, the Johnson City (Tennessee) Press reported. The Sun Herald confirmed the hiring.
Losey replaces Jack Wright, who is out after one season.
Losey’s hiring brings about a reunion with Hopson. He served as the offensive line coach for Hopson at Alcorn State in 2013 before working the last three seasons at ETSU.
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During Losey’s one season at Alcorn State, his offensive line finished first in the SWAC in fewest sacks allowed.
Losey coached running backs at Campbell University in North Carolina in 2012 and coached the offensive line at Webber International University in Florida in 2011.
During the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Losey was the offensive line quality control coach at Florida State.
He began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant at Western Kentucky, serving in that role in 2007 and 2008.
Losey was an all-conference football player at both East Tennessee State and Western Kentucky.