Derek Frazier, the offensive line coach for CSU’s football team under Jim McElwain, is joining fellow Rocky Mountain High School graduate Rick Dennison on the offensive staff of the New York Jets.
The move was reported late last week by FootballScoop.com but has not yet been confirmed by the Jets. Frazier’s specific role has not been announced.
Dennison, a former Colorado State University and Denver Broncos player and Broncos coach, is the Jets’ offensive line coach and run-game coordinator. He graduated from Rocky Mountain in 1976.
Another former CSU assistant under McElwain, Jeff Hammerschmidt, is in his third year as the Jets’ assistant special teams coach.
Frazier, a Fort Collins native and 1992 Rocky Mountain graduate, coached CSU’s offensive line from 2012-14. He spent the past four seasons as the run-game coordinator and offensive line coach at Central Michigan under John Bonamego.
Frazier played college football at the University of Northern Colorado, helping the Bears win the NCAA Division II national title as a senior in 1996. He also has coached at Fresno State, Northern Arizona, Adams State and Nichols College.
Bonamego was fired at the end of the 2018 season and replaced by McElwain, who spent last season as the wide receivers coach at Michigan.
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