Jan. 13, 2014
HOUSTON - Houston head football coach Tony Levine named Tony Jeffery the program's outside receivers coach Monday. A Houston native, Jeffery replaces Brandon Middleton and comes to UH after spending the last four seasons as the receivers coach at UTSA.
"I am very excited to add Coach Jeffery to our staff," said Levine. "He has a wealth of knowledge, is an outstanding teacher and a rising star in our profession. He is a tremendous addition to our program."
Jeffery helped launch a UTSA program that had a combined record of 19-15 in its first three years of existence, including a 7-5 record in 2013 as a member of Conference USA. Jeffery's receivers, playing in one of the nation's most-balanced offenses, combined for 177 receptions and 2,004 yards in 2013. Jeffery also oversaw the Roadrunners' special teams units in 2011 as the group blocked six kicks.
Prior to his time at UTSA, Jeffery spent four seasons as a quality control coach at the University of Texas. In his four years in Austin, the Longhorns played in four consecutive bowl games and recorded three top-10 finishes. The four-year run was highlighted by a win in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl and an appearance in the 2010 BCS National Championship.
Jeffery's role on the UT coaching staff came after earning four letters as a wide receiver for the Longhorns. He finished his career with 57 receptions for 714 yards and six touchdowns along with 25 rushing attempts for 127 yards. A special teams standout as well, Jeffery blocked four punts, returning two for touchdowns, and served as the team's holder during his career.
Jeffery graduated from Klein Forest High School in Houston where he lettered in football, basketball and track and field. Jeffery and his wife, Connie, have one son, Justus.
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