OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Former Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad joined Weber State's staff Thursday as offensive coordinator.

Montana fired Pflugrad in March 2012, declining to give a reason. Later, the Department of Justice announced it was investigating the university and campus police, along with local police and prosecutors, over the handling of rape cases, and the Department of Education announced it was investigating a sexual discrimination complaint filed in January against the football program. The university also said the football program has been under investigation by the NCAA.

Pflugrad was 18-7 at Montana 2010-11. In 2011, he led the Grizzlies to an 11-3 record and the Big Sky title and was selected the conference coach of the year.

"I'm extremely excited to return to coaching and really appreciate the opportunity presented to me by Coach Sears and athletic director Jerry Bovee to come to Weber State," Pflugrad said. "I've always had respect for Weber State as a university and a football program and I'm looking forward to being a part of this program."

Wildcats coach Jody Sears also promoted Steve Morton to associate head coach and Eric Lewis to defensive coordinator.