SAN JOSE -- San Jose State officially announced coach Ron Caragher's full staff of assistants on Thursday, more than a month after some members were reportedly hired.
As expected, former University of Washington assistant Jimmie Dougherty is the new offensive coordinator and Kenwick Thompson returns to the Spartans as defensive coordinator. Thompson coached at San Jose State from 2001-06 and had been at Cal for the past six seasons.
Dougherty previously worked as an offensive coordinator under Caragher at the University of San Diego in 2008 before spending the past four years at Washington. Dougherty was at San Diego for five years total, three under Jim Harbaugh and two under Caragher.
Greg Lewis, a former NFL receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings, is the new wide receivers coach. He served in that position under Caragher at the University of San Diego last season.
Lewis had a touchdown reception for the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX and is also known for his last-second touchdown catch from Brett Favre to help the Vikings beat the 49ers in 2009.
Another former NFL player, Hank Fraley, is the new offensive line coach. He spent 11 years in the NFL with the Eagles, Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams and also coached last year at San Diego.
Joe Staab also came to SJSU from San Diego and will be the Spartans' safeties coach.
James Jones, a former defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Northern Colorado, will coach the defensive line.
Donte Williams, who last year was a graduate assistant at Washington, will be the cornerbacks coach.
Two holdovers from former coach Mike MacIntyre's staff are Fred Guidici, who remains the running backs coach and special teams coordinator. Terry Malley remains the recruiting coordinator but will now coach the tight ends. He coached wide receivers last year but in his four previous seasons with the Spartans, he's also coached running backs and quarterbacks.
In addition to the on-field coaching staff, Caragher hired Gary Uribe as the strength and conditioning coach, a key position after former strength coach Dave Forman was credited for much of the team's improved conditioning.
Uribe was an assistant strength coach at Auburn last season and has also worked at UCLA, USC, New Mexico State and Sacramento State.
The team also hired Kirk Jones as its new director of football operations. Jones comes from the University of Colorado and effectively swapped positions with Bryan McGinnis, the former Spartans operations director who has joined MacIntyre at Colorado.
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