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Offensive Coaching Staff

Justin Pruitt
Tight Ends/H-Backs Coach

In his third year as a graduate assistant coach for the Bronchos is former Central Oklahoma offensive lineman Justin Pruitt.

Pruitt served as a student assistant coach for UCO in 2013 before moving into a graduate assistant’s role in 2014, coaching tight ends/H-backs.  He's helped the Bronchos post back-to-back winning seasons the last two years for the first time since 2003-04, with last year's squad setting single-season school records for first downs, passing yards, total yards and points.

Justin spent five years as an offensive lineman with the Bronchos, redshirting in 2008 and then lettering as back-up in 2009.  He started all season as a sophomore in 2010 and was part of a unit that allowed  just five sacks -- second-best in Division II -- in 430 pass attempts.

Pruitt started the first three games of 2011 before suffering a season-ending injury and attempted to return the next season before again being sidelined by injury.

A two-way line starter at Choctaw High School, Pruitt collected All-District, All-Conference and Oklahoman Big All-City recognition as a senior.  He played in the Oil Bowl and Jim Thorpe all-star games following his final season.

Justin received his bachelor’s degree from UCO in 2014 and is working on his master’s in biology.


Christian Hood
Wide Receivers Coach

Central Oklahoma record-holder Christian Hood is in his second year as a graduate assistant coach with the Bronchos, working with wide receivers.

Hood helped direct a potent UCO offense that set single-season school records for first downs (306), passing yards (3,140), total yards (5,843) and points (432), with five players racking up 400-plus yards receiving.

Christian was a four-year starter for the Bronchos, finishing his career as the school's all-time leader in receptions with 185 while ranking third in career yardage with 2,077.

Hood had an immediate impact at UCO as a true freshman in 2011 when he led the team in catches (54) and was second in yards (530).  He was an honorable mention All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association pick in 2012 after topping the Bronchos in receptions (47) and yards (573).

Hood had 37 catches for 483 yards in 2013 and then grabbed 47 passes for 491 yards as a senior in again earning honorable mention All-MIAA honors.  He caught at least one pass in 42 of 43 career games.

An All-State pick at Tulsa Union High School who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the Class 6A state finals as a senior, Christian received his bachelor's degree in political science in the spring of 2015.


Tanner Koons
Graduate Assistant Football Coach

Tanner Koons returns for a second season as a graduate assistant at Central Oklahoma, helping the Broncho linebackers.

Koons was a four-year letterman and part-time starter at linebacker, finishing with 131 career tackles while playing in 42 games with 16 starts. He made 30 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2012 despite missing the final five games to injury, came back with a 47-tackle campaign that included 6.0 for loss and an interception in 2013, had 24 tackles in 2014 and made 30 stops with 2.0 sacks in 2015.

Koons was a three-sport standout at Tuttle High School. He was named District MVP and a Class 3A All-Star in football. Koons received his bachelor’s degree in education in 2016 and is working on his master’s in communications.


Jarrail Jackson
Assistant Football Coach/Wide Receivers

Jarrail Jackson returns to Central Oklahoma in 2017 to coach the wide receivers under Nick Bobeck. Jackson was an assistant coach for the Bronchos in 2005.

The former Oklahoma wide receiver, who played for the Buffalo Bills and in the Arena Football League, spent last season at Mississippi State as an offensive analyst and recruiting specialist. Jackson spent one season at Davidson where he coached quarterbacks and three seasons at Washington State, where he worked as the Director of Player Relations as well as working in recruiting.

Prior to Washington State, Jackson worked for six seasons with wide receivers at Dartmouth University.

Jackson has three children (Jalen, Acelynn and Brooklyn).