STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State has now confirmed the hiring of 37-year old Mike Yurcich from NCAA Div. II Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania as the Cowboys new offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.
“Coach Yurcich has 14 years experience of coaching quarterbacks and a thorough background in the passing game,” Head coach Mike Gundy said. “He’s been a very successful offensive coordinator for many years. He played quarterback and has been a student of the position as well as a student of offensive football for a decade and a half. He will be in place immediately to start getting prepared for spring football.”
Yurcich is a 1999 graduate of California (PA) University.
He spent three seasons as the starting quarterback and was a two-year captain.
He began his career at Mount Union College.
He earned a degree in psychology at California and a master’s degree in education from St. Francis, where he picked up a school counseling license.
“Joining the program at Oklahoma State is a tremendous opportunity for me and my family,” Yurcich said. “I’m excited to continue the offensive firepower that has been in place at OSU for many years. I’ve often admired the OSU system and I’m looking forward to learning and then teaching the Oklahoma State offense.”
Yurcich is married to Julie who was an All-American cross-country runner in college and the couple has two sons, Jack and Clay.
Yurcich and the Cowboys begin spring football practice when drills get underway March 11.
We’ll have more on Gundy’s new hire on News Channel 4 and on kfor.com.