With the elevation of Andre Coleman to wide receivers coach and the departure of Larry Fedora to become the offensive coordinator for the Baylor Bears, the Texas Longhorns had several open positions on the support staff following the 2019 season.
One of those spots was filled by former Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback JW Walsh, who is now listed as an offensive analyst after spending the last three years as the running backs coach at Abilene Christian. After his playing career ended in 2015, Walsh spent the 2016 season as a graduate assistant at TCU.
Good to run into J.W. Walsh at Texas today. @coach_walshUT has joined the staff as an offensive analyst. Played for Mike Yurcich at Oklahoma State and previously coached RBs at ACU.— Max Olson (@max_olson) March 6, 2020
Walsh was a highly-rated dual-threat quarterback out of Denton Guyer in the 2011 recruiting class who went on to earn Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the year honors in 2012, but battled injuries for the rest of his career and eventually became a short-yardage specialist and the backup to Mason Rudolph as a redshirt senior.
For Walsh’s final three seasons in Stillwater, he played under new Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.
Walsh’s father, John, is the head coach at Denton Guyer.