James Madison officially named Mike O’Cain as its quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator on Monday. The 58-year-old O’Cain spent the previous seven years as the Hokies’ quarterbacks coach. He called plays the last two seasons.
Before his time with Virginia Tech, O’Cain was the offensive coordinator at Clemson, his alma mater, and North Carolina. He was the head coach at N.C. State prior to that from 1993-99.
O’Cain is the second former Hokies coach to join JMU’s staff this offseason. The Dukes hired Curt Newsome as an assistant head coach and offensive line coach in February.
Kevin Sherman, the third Hokies’ coach to leave the staff this offseason, took the receivers job with Purdue in January.
O’Cain, Newsome and Sherman were forced out at Virginia Tech when offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, offensive line coach Jeff Grimes and receivers coach Aaron Moorehead were hired January.