Coming off of a successful National Signing Day, news of running backs Coach JaJuan Seider taking a new job has hit. First reported by Gridiron Now, Coach Seider is taking a job with the University of Florida. Coach Seider has been an integral part of the Mountaineer recruiting, especially in South Florida over the last several seasons.
Seider has been with West Virginia as a former quarterbacks, graduate assistant and full time assistant since 2013. Coach Seider’s current contract with West Virginia was through the 2017 season. Coach Seider proved beneficial both on the field and off the field as his strong ties to South Florida helped further the Florida to West Virginia pipeline in recruiting over the past several seasons.
Sources say the running backs coach will be continuing that role as he takes the same position with the Florida Gators. Seider and his family will be returning to his home state of Florida as the coach is originally from Belle Glade, Florida.
Coach Seider has helped to coach current NFL players Charles Sims, Wendell Smallwood and Dreamius Smith, so his teaching have proven to be fruitful. This season, Coach Seider showed his ability to coach regardless of what was going on or whom was playing as several key running backs gave way to injury and he was able to coach up players who had seen significantly less playing time into leading rushers at some point or another.
Coach Seider will certainly be missed at West Virginia as he has proven to be an outstanding coach. Florida will now be gaining a great strength on offense going into what is sure to be a difficult season in the SEC.