WVU has released statements from both Oliver Luck (Athletic Director) and Jeff Casteel himself regarding the departure of Jeff Casteel to the University of Arizona to re-join his former boss Rich Rodriguez.
Statements from both Luck and Casteel are after the jump.
“I want to thank our three departing defensive coaches for their more than 50 years of service to West Virginia University,” said WVU athletic director Oliver Luck in a statement. “They have been a part of much success and have left a lasting impact on our program and our student-athletes. Our football program will now move forward to fill our vacancies, and I am confident that Dana Holgorsen will bring in talented coaches that our players will continue to thrive under.”
Jeff Casteel with his goodbye statement:
“I have enjoyed my time at West Virginia University, and it’s been 11 great years,” said Casteel in a release. “I have coached some outstanding young men, and I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication. I want to thank the coaches and staff members I have been associated with during my time at WVU for their work and support. The fans also have been great, and I want to thank them as well.”
We, again, would like to thank Coaches Casteel, Kirelawich, and Lockwood for their time coaching at WVU and wish them nothing but the best in their next endeavor to the desert.