Andersen Adds Cornerbacks Coach
Jan. 22, 2009
"Corey brings a great deal of coaching and playing experience to our program. He's a great teacher and a great technician. He's a high energy coach and puts the players first, which is vital on my staff," Andersen said. "His college and professional experience will be beneficial to our players here at Utah State. He's also a terrific recruiter, and he has ties throughout Texas."
Raymond replaces John Rushing, who left the Aggies' program for the Green Bay Packers. Raymond comes to USU after three seasons at Louisiana State, where he worked with the LSU cornerbacks and their strength and conditioning program.
"I'm very happy to join a staff that is committed to turning this program around," Raymond said. "I hope I can pass on my knowledge, both as a player and as person, to help our players both in football and life. I've learned a lot as a professional player and a college graduate, and I intend to share that knowledge with the student-athletes of Utah State."
A six-year NFL player, Raymond was with the New York Giants from 1992-1995 and the Detroit Lions from 1995-1998. For his career, Raymond played in 90 games, registering 279 tackles, as well as snaring 11 interceptions, including one for a touchdown. He also had three sacks and one fumble return.
Raymond, a native of New Iberia, La., was a four-year starter at cornerback for LSU.
He began his coaching career as defensive coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach at Westgate High School in his hometown of New Iberia, La.
A 1992 graduate of LSU, Raymond earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts.
Utah State finished the 2008 season with a 3-9 overall and 3-5 WAC record, marking the first time since 2005 that the Aggies have three wins in a season. USU won three WAC games in a season for the first time in the Aggies' four seasons in the league. It is also the first time since 2003 that USU won three conference games and just the third time in the 2000's.