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West Virginia hiring Clemson grad assistant Xavier Dye as new receivers coach

MORGANTOWN — Neal Brown is hiring from one of the best as he comes closer to filling out his West Virginia coaching staff. The Mountaineers are adding Xavier Dye, a young coach from Dabo Swinney’s Clemson staff, as their new receivers coach.

Dye spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant at Clemson, where he also played wide receiver from 2007-10. The Tigers won the national championship this season.

WVU has not announced Dye’s hire, but he changed his Twitter profile to reflect his new position. The Columbia (S.C.) State confirmed his hire.
This is Dye’s first full-time college coaching position. He spent three years coaching in the high school ranks before Swinney approached him about joining Clemson’s coaching staff. Swinney was Dye’s position coach before earning an unexpected promotion to the head coaching spot in 2008.

Dye spent the past two years working with Clemson receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott.

Nine of West Virginia’s 10 assistant coaching positions are now filled.