First Look: New Assistant Coach Doug Belk

Doug Belk comes to UH from WVU where he worked as cornerbacks coach under Dana Holgorsen for two seasons. Before that, Belk received his masters degree in sports management at Alabama while serving as a GA for 3 years.
 
While Bama gave him his degree, it was Nick Saban that gave him his education in coaching and recruiting.
 
Saban also gave a strong recommendation to Holgorsen that helped Belk get his job at WVU. After a year at WVU, Belk interviewed for the cornerbacks position at Alabama (Saban hired ULL’s defensive coordinator for the position).
 
“Good” coaches don’t get those interviews. As several WVU insiders have told me, Belk is going to be a superstar.
 


“I really liked West Virginia, I really liked the DB coach there, he was probably one of my favorites.” Recruit Vincent Gray (signed with Michigan)


 

Belk has a reputation for recruiting the state of Georgia very well. Many believe the state has become one of the four most important states in recruiting (Texas, California, and Florida are the others). To have a guy with built-in relationships in that region could be a huge boost for UH.
 

Doug Belk has become a recruiting force. – Bluefield Daily Telegraph


 

West Virginia recruiting websites have routinely called Belk their best recruiter:
 


 

Doug Belk - Houston Cougars
New UH assistant coach Doug Belk

Here are some links discussing Belk’s recruiting background:
 
Doug Belk – Recruiter Profile
 
https://247sports.com/Coach/Doug-Belk-3908/
 


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Doug Belk was brought to the Mountaineers to help them gain in-roads to Georgia and the fertile recruiting grounds that are the Peach State. Belk has already lived up to his billing as he has been able to secure several players.
 
https://www.smokingmusket.com/2018/7/15/17574720/takemehome19-doug-belk-west-virginia-mountaineers-recruiting-wvu-football-nicktroy-fortune-cb
 
 


“I got my man, Coach Doug Belk, up there.” JUCO recruit Jayce Rogers


 

The Mountaineers, led by cornerbacks coach Doug Belk, have put an all-out blitz on Georgia high school players for the past few years, and this year it really paid dividends as they landed five prospects with Georgia ties.
 
https://www.register-herald.com/sports/college_sports/georgia-important-to-wvu-recruiting/article_5672bc9d-2c0b-5417-9c14-7d0fdfa85e34.html
 
If Belk can land a couple 3- and 4-star guys from Georgia each year, like he was getting at WVU, that would be a coup for the Coogs.
 

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