Jan. 29, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter announced Wednesday the hiring of Lou Major as the Bulldogs' football operations coordinator.
Major, a 1999 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.
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 serving as the team's academic liaison, coordinating team travel, overseeing player development and assisting 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 was also the defensive quality control coach, player personnel assistant and the assistant director of communications with the Arizona Rattlers.
Prior to arriving at Boise State, Major served as an adjunct instructor at Long Beach State, Cerritos College and Fullerton College.
A 1999 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.
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