Paul Randolph hired as OSU’s new defensive line coach

Paul Randolph hired as OSU’s new defensive line coach

Oklahoma State hired veteran coach Paul Randolph to replace Greg Richmond as the defensive line coach. Randolph played 10 years in the Canadian Football League and has coached collegiately for 26 years.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Jan 11, 2024, 12:59pm CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Jan 11, 2024, 12:59pm CST

Oklahoma State is adding a veteran to its defensive coaching staff.

Paul Randolph, the defensive line coach at Indiana for the past two seasons, has been hired as OSU’s defensive line coach, the team announced Thursday. 

Randolph has 26 years of collegiate coaching experience. He replaces Greg Richmond, who was OSU’s full-time coach in that role since February of 2018. Richmond was the only OSU defensive line coach after Joe Bob Clements moved to coaching linebackers in 2022.

Randolph has been a defensive line coach for 23 years and has coached at many Division I schools. Before working at Indiana, Randolph coached at Memphis, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Rice, Alabama and West Virginia, among others.

In 2023 under Randolph, Indiana ran a 4-2-5 defensive scheme.

While at Alabama from 2003-05, Randolph was named by Rivals as one of the nation’s top-25 recruiters. Randolph was co-defensive coordinator at Tulsa. The defense he oversaw at TU in 2010 led the country in interceptions.

After graduating from UT-Martin, Randolph had a lengthy playing career. He played 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League and was inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

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