MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana football coach Mick Delaney has named former Weber State assistant Jake Cookus as the safeties coach for the Grizzlies.

Cookus was an assistant at Weber State for seven years. He was the special teams coordinator from 2005-11 and was the co-defensive coordinator from 2009-11.

Delaney says Cookus has good experience as both a player and a coach and brings a lot of energy to the program.

Cookus played football at Oregon State, where as a junior he helped the Beavers to a 23-13 win over rival Oregon with three interceptions of Heisman Trophy candidate Joey Harrington. OSU went on to beat No. 10 Notre Dame 41-9 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Cookus graduated from OSU in 2001.