Get to know Texas Tech's new offensive coordinator: David Yost

LUBBOCK - David Yost brings 24 years of coaching experience into his first season as Texas Tech’s offensive coordinator.

Yost follows Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells to Lubbock after spending the last two seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Utah State.

One of the premier offensive minds in the game, Yost spent the last two seasons building one of the nation’s top offenses at Utah State. The 2018 Aggie offense ranked third in the nation and led all group of five programs in scoring (47.2 ppg). Yost engineered a balanced attack as the Aggies were one of only four teams in the nation to finish the regular season as a top-20 passing offense and a top-35 rushing offense.

For his effort, Yost was named as one of 15 semifinalists for the 2018 Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach. He was one of five offensive coordinators recognized as a semifinalist and one of only four coaches representing group of five conferences.

Under Yost’s tutelage, Utah State has been among the top scoring teams in the country as the Aggies have reached the 40-point mark in 12 games the last two seasons. During their 10-2 campaign in 2018, the Aggies scored 40-plus points eight times and are on pace to snap the school’s single-season record for scoring.

Yost is no stranger to Big 12 Conference as he spent over a decade (2001-12) as the offensive coordinator at Missouri during the Tigers’ tenure in the league. Yost earned the reputation as one of the nation’s top quarterback developers during that time, tutoring the likes of Brad Smith, Chase Daniel and Blaine Gabbert.

Under Yost’s direction, Daniels emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the country, finishing as a Heisman Trophy finalist his junior year in 2007. Daniels, now in his 10th NFL season, ended his career as Missouri’s all-time career leader in passing and total offense. He was followed by Gabbert, who was selected 10th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2011 NFL Draft, the highest a Missouri quarterback had ever been chosen.

Following his tenure at Missouri, Yost spent three seasons as the inside receivers coach at Washington State and then the 2016 campaign as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon. He began his career as the wide receivers coach (1988-89) and eventually the offensive coordinator (1990-95) at Tiffin University. He moved from there to Toledo where he was the recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach for five seasons (1996-00).

After graduating from Kent State with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 1992, Yost spent time coaching his former high school football team, Carrollton High School, in Carrollton, Ohio. Yost and his wife, Carrie, have one daughter, Kennedy, and two sons, Keaton and Kamden.