Trent Bray back at OSU as grad assistant

Trent Bray, a former standout linebacker at Oregon State, is returning to Corvallis as a graduate assistant coach on Mike Riley's staff.

Bray, who spent the past two years as a linebackers coach at Arizona State, started 34 of 49 career games during his playing days at OSU from 2002-2005. He was the defensive MVP of the 2004 Insight Bowl after a 10-tackle performance in a win over Notre Dame. He was a Pac-10 first-team selection as a senior and second team as a junior.

"I'm very excited to have Trent rejoin the program; he's a great addition to our staff," Riley said in a statement. "When he played here I thought he would be a natural as a coach; we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber return to Corvallis."

Bray went on to sign free-agent contracts with the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans before moving to NFL Europe.

Bray, the son of former OSU assistant coach Craig Bray, started his coaching career in 2009 in the UFL.