Tony Dews

Tony Dews

Assistant Coach (Running Backs)

Birthday June 6
Hometown Clifton, Va.
Liberty, 1997 (Bachelor's)
West Virginia, 2001 (Master's)
wife, Tamika
daughters, Savannah, Sierra, Sydney and Sienna
Coaching History
West Virginia -
Running Backs
2012-16 Arizona -
Wide Receivers
2011 Pitt -
Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator
2008-10 Michigan -
Wide Receivers/Punt Team Coordinator
2007 West Virginia -
Wide Receivers
2006 UNLV -
Linebackers/Special Teams
2005 Central Michigan -
Special Teams Coordinator
2004 Central Michigan -
Tackles/Tight Ends
2003 Holy Cross -
Defensive Line
California, Pa. -
Offensive Line
West Virginia -
Graduate Assistant Coach
Offensive Line/Defensive Backs
Millersville -
Defensive Line

Playing Career
  • Four-year letterwinner at tight end for former two-time NFL Coach of the Year Sam Rutigliano at Liberty University
  • Leading receiver his final two seasons
  • All-VaSID TE First Team
Bowl Games Coached (8)
2015: New Mexico
2014: Fiesta
2013: AdvoCare V100
2012: New Mexico
2011: BBVA Compass
2011: Gator
2008: Fiesta
2000: Music City
Coaching Highlights
  • Has 17 years of collegiate coaching experience with eight bowl appearances
  • In 2016, three of his receivers averaged more than 15 yards per catch, four had 20 or more receptions and five scored multiple touchdowns
  • Cayleb Jones led the 2015 receiving corps with 904 yards on 55 receptions, averaging 16.4 yards per catch
  • He was one of five receivers who each finished with at least 30 catches for a passing attack that averaged 272.6 yards per game.
  • Coached Austin Hill his final two seasons at Arizona, finishing with 130 receptions, 15 touchdowns, almost 2,000 yards and hauled in a pass reception in 31 straight games
  • Seven of his receivers in 2014 ended the season with 20+ receptions and six of them had multiple touchdowns
  • Jones, a newcomer, paced the group with 1,019 yards and nine scores.
  • In 2013, Arizona’s receiving crops was led by two true freshmen, including Nate Phillips who was named a Freshman All-America by the Football Writers’ Association of America and earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors
  • Phillips led the receivers with 51 catches for 696 yards and seven touchdowns, while averaging 13.6 yards per catch.
  • Hill totaled 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the Wildcat receivers in 2012
  • Hill was named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, second-team All-Pac-12 and fourth-team All-America by Phil Steele
  • Hill ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 in total receiving yards and yards per game (104.9).
  • Two receivers had more than 35 catches and two had multiple touchdowns in 2008
  • Two receivers had more than 25 catches and four had multiple touchdowns in 2009
  • Roy Roundtree was Freshman All-Big Ten and Freshman All-American in 2009
  • Roundtree finished with 72 catches for 935 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010
  • Led Michigan in receivingyards and receptions in 2009 and 2010
  • He was an All-Big Ten performer in 2010
West Virginia
  • Member of the Mountaineer staff that guided the program to 11 wins, the Big East championship and a win against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl
  • Darius Reynaud led WVU with 64 catches for 733 yards and 12 touchdowns
  • Reynaud earned All-Big East Second Team receiving honors on the coaches’ postseason team and first team all-purpose accolades from Rivals
All-Conference Players (11)
Arizona: Dan Buckner (WR/2012), Juron Criner (WR/2011), Trey Griffey (WR/2016), Austin Hill (WR/2014), Cayleb Jones (WR/2014), Nate Phillips (WR/2013-16)
Michigan: Roy Roundtree (WR/2010)
West Virginia: Darius Reynaud (WR/2007)
Central Michigan: Jeff Jenerou (OT/2005), Adam Kieft (OT/2004)
All-American Players (2)
Arizona: Austin Hill (WR/2014), Nate Phillips (WR/2013)
Professional Players (4)
Arizona: Juron Criner (WR)
Michigan: Roy Roundtree (WR)
West Virginia: Darius Reynaud (WR)
Central Michigan: Adam Kieft (OL)