HOUSTON -- Houston Football Head Coach Major Applewhite named Kenny Guiton as Houston's wide receivers coach Friday. The former Ohio State quarterback spent the past two seasons with the program as an offensive graduate assistant working with Houston's receivers. He returns to Houston after a four-month stint as a quality control coach for wide receivers at Texas.
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In Guiton's two seasons working with the Houston receivers as a graduate assistant, the Cougars had a 1,000-yard receiver in both years as Demarcus Ayers (1,222 yards in 2015) and Linell Bonner (1,118 yards in 2016) each accomplished the feat. Ayers earned first team honors from The American, while Bonner earned honorable mention during their 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Ayers led The American and ranked sixth nationally with 98 catches in 2015, while Bonner was third in the league and fifth nationally with 98 receptions in 2016.
As a student-athlete, the Houston native and Aldine Eisenhower High School alum, Guiton spent four years as a member of Ohio State's program. He saw action in 22 total games with two starts in his senior season. In eight appearances for the Buckeyes in 2013, Guiton completed nearly 69 percent of his passes, accounting for 14 passing touchdowns to just two interceptions. He also ran for five touchdowns.
In relief of Braxton Miller in 2012, Guiton either finished off a touchdown drive started by Miller or led the Buckeyes on a touchdown drive in eight of his 15 series at quarterback.
Following the completion of his Ohio State career, Guiton was invited to Buffalo Bills camp before joining the LA Kiss of the Arena Football League.
Guiton replaces Darrell Wyatt.
"We're very appreciative of Darrell's contributions over the last 15 months and certainly wish him well," said Applewhite. "We are excited for Kenny's return to our program and know he'll be welcomed by both our current and future student-athletes."