USF hires Pathon as receivers coach

USF hired former NFL standout Jerome Pathon as receivers coach, the school announced Tuesday.

Pathon spent the past three seasons as receivers coach at the University of San Diego. He played eight seasons in the NFL for three different teams, finishing his career with 260 receptions for 3,350 yards and 15 touchdowns.

“This is a very exciting addition to our staff,” coach Skip Holtz said in a statement. “Jerome brings a ton of credibility with his experience as an NFL receiver and a collegiate All-American. He’s full of energy and excitement and I think his star is really rising in the coaching profession. He’ll fit in greatly with the current staff and I’m glad we had the opportunity to hire him.”

Pathon replaces Phil McGeoghan, who left to become an assistant with the Miami Dolphins. USF returns a talented group of receivers that has yet to really hit their full potential. But much will be expected of players like Sterling Griffin, Deonte Welch, Andre Davis, Ruben Gonzalez and Florida transfer Chris Dunkley this upcoming season.