Trent Bray Named Head Coach of Oregon State, Succeeding Jonathan Smith – Tofido

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  • Oregon State promoted Trent Bray, a former player at the school and the defensive coordinator, to head coach after Jonathan Smith left for Michigan State.
  • Oregon State is navigating an unsettled future as it faces realignment and potential scheduling agreements with other conferences.
  • Bray’s leadership has led to a successful season for the Beavers, with a strong defensive performance ranking 15th nationally in rushing yards allowed and second in the Pac-12 with 36 sacks.

In a surprising move, Oregon State has named Trent Bray as the new head coach of the football team, replacing Jonathan Smith. After four seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, Bray is ready to step into the role of head coach and lead the team to future success.

Bray, a former Oregon State linebacker himself, has strong ties to the program and is excited to take on this new challenge. He is known for his passion for the game and his ability to connect with players, making him a natural fit for the head coaching position.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be named the head coach of Oregon State football,” said Bray. “I have a deep love for this program and I am committed to building a winning culture here.”

Bray’s promotion comes after Jonathan Smith’s departure to take the head coaching job at the University of Washington. Under Smith’s leadership, the Beavers showed improvement on the field and Bray will look to continue that progress in the years to come.

“We are confident that Trent Bray is the right person to lead our football program into the future,” said Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes. “His passion, knowledge of the game, and dedication to our student-athletes make him the perfect choice for this role.”

The Oregon State community is eager to see what Bray can bring to the team and is hopeful for a successful future with him at the helm. Bray’s official introduction as head coach will take place in the coming weeks, and fans are looking forward to what the future holds for the Beavers under his leadership.

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