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DC Trent Bray elevated to head coach at Oregon State

Oregon State is promoting from within, elevating defensive coordinator Trent Bray to head coach on Tuesday. Bray is an OSU alum who has been on the staff since 2018 (and previously from 2012-14). Bray’s duties as head coach will begin next month, when he leads the Beavers (8-4) in their bowl game.

“After interviewing several qualified candidates,” AD Scott Barnes said in a statement, “we realized our top choice, Trent, has already been a mainstay at the Valley Football Center and Reser Stadium. He’s been a part of Beaver Nation for a long time and love for this place is real. The connection and trust he has built with our student athletes is unmatched. His energy and determination as head coach will be a catalyst for continued program success.”

Bray replaces Jonathan Smith, who left last week to take over as head coach at Michigan State. The future of Oregon State football is still a bit murky, as the program is one of two (along with Washington State) that was not part of the latest round of conference realignment. The rest of the league is gone after this season, and while OSU and WSU are reportedly working on a scheduling deal with the Mountain West, it’s still unclear what that looks like.


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