Oregon Ducks announce Drew Mehringer as tight ends coach

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Dan Lanning has filled another spot on his football coaching staff.

Oregon announced Tuesday the hiring of Drew Mehringer as the team's tight ends coach.

Mehringer joins the Ducks after spending the 2021 season at New Mexico as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He previously spent time at James Madison in 2014 and at Houston in 2015 before becoming the youngest coordinator in the Power 5 as Rutgers' offensive coordinator in 2016 at the age of 28.

Mehringer was the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach at Texas from 2017-19 and then worked as co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Florida Atlantic in 2020.

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"My wife Morgan and I are unbelievably grateful to Coach Lanning for the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible staff," Mehringer said in a statement. "It's not common to see such a great group of people come together like this. Coach Lanning's energy and passion for the players and the game resonate through the rest of the staff.

"Oregon is one of the most recognizable brands on earth. People like Phil Knight and Rob Mullens have built this into a place that most people only dream of. It's not enough to just be associated, though. I look forward to helping drive the program onward and upward."

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Mehringer is the eighth assistant coach Lanning has hired since becoming the Ducks coach. He joins offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham, co-defensive coordinator Matt Powledge, cornerbacks coach Demetrice Martin, defensive line coach Tony Tuioti, associate head coach and offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, special teams coordinator and nickels coach Joe Lorig, and co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Junior Adams.

"I am fired up to bring Drew Mehringer to Eugene," Lanning said. "He is one of the top young offensive minds in college football with an impressive history coaching multiple different positions. He was once the youngest play-caller in the Power 5, and that experience will be very beneficial as we develop our offense.

"Our student-athletes are going to love working with Coach Mehringer and will learn a ton from him both as football players and as young men. I am excited to welcome Drew and his wife, Morgan, to the Duck family and want to congratulate them as they anticipate the birth of their first child together."

Contact Register-Guard sportswriter Antwan Staley at astaley@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter @antwanstaley.

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