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Brent Brennan is in his third year as assistant football coach for wide receivers after joining the OSU staff following six years at San Jose State in a similar capacity.
Brennan was a finalist for the FootballScoop Wide Receiver Coach of the Year after helping the Beavers rank among the national leaders for total offense in 2012, including second in the Pac-12 Conference for pass offense at over 307 yards per game. OSU made a dramatic turnaround in '12 finishing with a 9-4 record and a trip to the Valero Alamo Bowl to play Texas.
Brennan's 2012 receiving corps was considered one of the best in the nation led by senior Markus Wheaton and sophomore Brandin Cooks. Wheaton earned All-America honors, Pac-12 First Team, played in the Senior Bowl, became the school's all-time leader for receptions with 227 and left OSU third for career receiving yards with 2,994. Cooks was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, Pac-12 Honorable Mention and compiled the seventh most receiving yards in a single season in OSU history with 1,151.
In Brennan's first year in Corvallis he coached James Rodgers, OSU's all-time leader for all-purpose yards with 6,373 and now second for career receptions with 222. Wheaton earned Pac-12 Honorable Mention accolades.
During his tenure at San Jose State, Brennan held the positions of co-offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach, tight ends coach, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. He coached three NFL players while with the Spartans - James Jones (Green Bay), John Broussard (Jacksonville) and Kevin Jurovich (San Francisco). Both Jones and Broussard were NFL Draft picks.
Prior to his arrival at San Jose State, Brennan spent four seasons (2001-04) as the wide receivers/slot back coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and for his final season was also the team's recruiting coordinator. While at Cal Poly he coached and recruited the 2004 Division I-AA (now FCS) Player of the Year Jordan Beck and 2004 All-American wide receiver Darrell Jones. Brennan also coached at Cal Poly NFL players Kassim Osgood, Adam Herzing and Ramses Barden. Cal Poly won the 2004 Great West Conference title.
Brennan began his coaching career in 1996 at Woodside High School in California. His first collegiate experience was as a graduate assistant coach for wide receivers at the University of Hawai'i in 1998. In 1999 he was the graduate assistant coach for tight ends at the University of Washington and in 2000 was the graduate assistant coach on offense for the University of Arizona.
He is a 1996 graduate of UCLA with a bachelor's degree in history. The former UCLA wide receiver played four years for the Bruins (lettering twice) and was on the 1993 Pac-10 Champion and 1994 Rose Bowl team.
Brennan and his wife, Courtney, have two daughters, Blake and Casey, and one son, Scott. His father, Steve Brennan, played football at San Jose State. His brother, Brad Brennan, was a four-year letterman receiver at Arizona and is a volunteer assistant at OSU. His cousin, Colt Brennan, was a record setting quarterback at Hawai'i.
Recruiting Area: Los Angeles/Orange County
Year at OSU:3rd
Hometown:Redwood City, California
Education: Bachelor's in history from UCLA; St. Francis High School (California)
Oregon State, 2011-present (WR); San Jose State, 2005-2010 (WR, TE, OT, Off. Coord., Special Teams); Cal Poly, 2001-04 (WR, Rec. Coord.); Arizona, 2000 (Grad Asst./Off.); Washington, 1999 (Grad Asst./TE); Hawai'i, 1998; (Grad Asst./WR); Woodside (Cal.) HS, 1996 (Asst. Coach/Teacher)
Markus Wheaton, WR - All-America; Pac-12 First Team, OSU record for receptions (227)
Brandin Cooks, WR - Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, Pac-12 Honorable Mention
Pass Offense (307.1) - 2nd in Pac-12/20th NCAA
FootballScoop - WR Coach of the Year semifinalist
Markus Wheaton, WR - Honorable Mention All-Pac-12
James Rodgers, WR - sets school record career receptions (222)
Pass Offense (286.8) - 19th in NCAA