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Dunn promoted to Associate Head Coach of OSU football

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The Oklahoma State football team announced an in-house promotion on Monday.

Kasey Dunn has been elevated from OSU's wide receivers coach to the Associate Head Coach of the program, OSU athletics released in a press release.

“Kasey has positioned himself to be a head coach in the near future,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said in the release. “His discipline and dedication to OSU football has benefitted our program in a huge way. He has a track record of player success that speaks for itself.”

Two OSU receivers have won the Fred Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation's top wide receiver, since Dunn took over the position at OSU.

Justin Blackmon brought the hardware to Stillwater in 2011 and James Washington did so in 2017. Current Cowboy wideout Tylan Wallace was one of three national finalists for the award in 2018.

Under Dunn’s watch, Blackmon set the OSU single-season record for receptions in 2011 and was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Dunn recruited and coached Washington, who finished his career as OSU’s career receiving yards leader and as the second-most productive receiver in the history of the Big 12 Conference with 4,472 receiving yards to his credit. Washington finished his career with 39 receiving touchdowns, which ranks fifth in conference history.

“I’m thankful for this opportunity and honored to work closer with Coach Gundy to learn more about the things that go into being a head coach,” Dunn said via the release.

The Cowboys are set to open spring football practices next Monday.

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