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West Virginia Hires Former Penn State Offensive Coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca As Offensive Analyst

Former Penn State football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kirk Ciarrocca has found a new home at West Virginia.

The Mountaineers announced Tuesday afternoon that Ciarrocca is joining the program as an offensive analyst.

“I want to welcome, Kirk, his wife, Kim, and his family to Mountaineer Football,” West Virginia head coach Neal Brown said in a statement. “I have known Kirk for many years, having worked together on the staff at Delaware. He brings years of successful experience and will be a valuable member of our football program.”

Ciarrocca was hired as the Nittany Lions’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach shortly after the 2019 season. Penn State’s offense was up-and-down during the 2020 campaign despite posting the second-best yards per game average in the Big Ten with 430.3 yards.

On January 8, the program announced it was hiring Mike Yurcich as its next offensive coordinator, replacing Ciarrocca after just one season with the team.

“First, I would like to thank Kirk for his contributions to our program last year,” head coach James Franklin said back in January. “This was a difficult decision, but felt it was best for our program to make a change. We wish him and his family all the best in their future endeavors.”

Ciarrocca will now reunite with Brown at West Virginia. The two worked together at Delaware back during the 2005 season. Ciarrocca was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Blue Hens, while Brown was the wide receivers coach.

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