Gundy hires Ray and Clements
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has hired Jason Ray to coach OSU’s receivers.
Ray, a native of Porter, Okla., spent the past four years at Wyoming. He coached the UW running backs his first three seasons in Laramie before taking over the Cowboy receiving corps in 2012.
“We’re very excited to add Jason Ray to the staff,” Gundy said. “He is an enthusiastic coach who brings a lot of energy to the staff. He has a great offensive mind.”
Ray holds a degree in marketing from Missouri. He was a receiver for the Tigers from 2003 through 2007 and during his time in Columbia he was part of four bowl teams. He was also an Academic All-Big 12 selection and a member of the Commissioners Honor Roll. Ray was voted president of the Missouri Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a senior, and he was a team captain for Missouri’s 12-win team in 2007.
Prior to joining the staff at Wyoming, Ray was a development associate with the Tiger Scholarship Fund.
Gundy has also hired Joe Bob Clements as the Cowboy defensive line coach.
Clements just completed his 11th season at his alma mater, Kansas State. He most recently coached defensive ends and served as the run game coordinator for the Wildcats. Clements has been a part of Kansas State’s coaching staffs during both of Bill Snyder’s tenures as the Wildcat head coach, and he served as Kansas State’s recruiting coordinator in 2004 and 2005. He also had coaching stops at Kansas (2008) and San Diego State (2006 and 2007). He coached four All-Big 12 defensive linemen at Kansas and Kansas State.
“Joe Bob Clements has a reputation as disciplined and hard-nosed coach,” Gundy said. “He has good people skills and is a strong coach on the field and has a great reputation as a recruiter.”
Clements is a native of Emporia, Kan., and played football at Kansas State. He began his playing career as a walkon for the Wildcats before earning a scholarship prior to the 1996 season.
He became a four-year letter winner as a player under Snyder. He earned a degree at K-State in mass communications in 1999. In 2009, he completed a masters degree in counseling and student development.
Clements and his wife, Pelusa, have four children: Orianna, Chance, Emma and Kaden.