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Last updated on Jan. 29, 2014
Lou Major was hired on Jan. 29, 2014 as the director of football operations for the Bulldog football team.
Major, a 1996 graduate of Fresno State and former Bulldog football player, returns to the San Joaquin Valley after spending the previous five seasons at Boise State under former Bronco head coach Chris Peterson.
In his role, Major is responsible for the overall operational and administrative detail of the program. He works directly with Fresno State's strength, sports medicine, football video, equipment and facilities departments. He acts as liaison with athletics communications, athletics administration, development, game day operations and the athletics business office. Additionally, he works closely with Head Coach Tim DeRuyter on special events, fundraising and community relations.
From 2009-10 he served as the Broncos' assistant director of player personnel, assisting with on-campus recruiting efforts, summer youth camps and the department's academic support team. He has also served as an adjunct instructor in the communication department at Boise State.
His last three years at Boise State, Major was the team's director of football operations where his primary responsibilities included the overall operations and administration of the program, serving as the team's liaison with, strength, equipment, academics and facilities. He coordinated team travel and bowl trips, managed player development and assisted with summer camps and recruiting visits.
Before joining the Bronco staff, Major spent one season at Occidental College, where he served as recruiting coordinator. In addition to his season at Occidental, he served as an assistant coach at Phoenix College, where he worked with special teams and running backs. He also spent time with the Arizona Rattlers, wearing a number of hats that included personnel, communications and coaching.
Prior to arriving at Boise State, Major served as an adjunct instructor at Long Beach State, Cerritos College and Fullerton College.
A 1996 graduate of Fresno State with a degree in speech communication, Major was a three-year letterman for the Bulldogs, playing from 1994-96. He was the recipient of the Dean Jones Fighting Spirit Award during the 1995 season.
Upon graduating from Fresno State, Major went on to earn his master's degree in communication studies from Long Beach State in 1999.