Louisiana Tech Hires Former Ohio State Quarterback Kenny Guiton As Outside Receivers Coach

By Dan Hope on February 18, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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Former Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton has a new gig.

Louisiana Tech announced Monday that Guiton, who spent the past two years coaching wide receivers at Houston, is joining the Bulldogs as their new outside receivers coach.

"I am excited to bring someone in with the energy, enthusiasm and experience of Kenny Guiton," Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz said in a release announcing Guiton's hiring. "He is very knowledgeable of the game having been a quarterback and has now coached receivers for a number of years. He understands the offense, so I am excited to have him join the staff and be a part of our program."

Guiton, who famously came off the bench to lead the Buckeyes to a comeback win over Purdue in 2012 and was a team captain in 2013, began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Houston in 2015, when Tom Herman – his former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State – was the Cougars' head coach.

Guiton later followed Herman to Texas for a brief stint as a quality control coach before coming back to Houston in 2017 for his first full-time coaching gig under Major Applewhite. However, Applewhite was fired by Houston after this past season, and Guiton was not retained by new Houston coach Dana Holgorsen, leaving Guiton in need of a new position.

Guiton joined the staff at Stephen F. Austin as outside receivers coach in January, but now, he's back to coaching at the Football Bowl Subdivision level.

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