Patrick Libey
Position: Secondary/Special Teams Coordinator
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Central Valley HS
Alma Mater: University of Idaho
Graduating Year: 2004
Phone: (208) 885-0275

Patrick Libey makes a bit of a switch this season when he takes over coaching the defensive line.

Libey is one of two former Vandals on coach Paul Petrino's staff. Libey and linebackers coach Mike Anderson were teammates from 2000-03.

Libey previously coached safeties and specials teams at Idaho.

During his tenure at Idaho, he coached some of the school’s most successful kickers and punters are well as current Houston Texas Shiloh Keo – a safety and returner for the Vandals under Libey’s guidance and a fifth-round choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Keo was the Vandals’ leading tackler in 2009 and was ranked 41st nationally. He also was the team leader in punt returns that season as well as the 2007 and 2010 seasons. In 2007, he was ranked sixth nationally in punt returns.

All-American punters T.J. Conley and Bobby Cowan also were under his guidance. Cowan, also a three-year member of the Ray Guy Award Watch List, is the career punting average (44.7) record holder as well as total punts (259) and total punting yards (11,570).

He also coached record-setting kicker Trey Farquhar, who graduated with career marks in field goal percentage (71.4), field goals of 50 or more yards (11), field goal attempts (84) and field goals made (60). He was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist in 2012.

In 2012, he had two players - safety Gary Walker and kicker Trey Farquhar, earn first-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors and one,  Cowan, earn second-team recognition.

During his time as an athlete at Idaho, Libey was a two-time captain for the Vandals as a linebacker. He finished his playing career with 226 total tackles.

Libey comes back to the Vandals from across the border where he was a graduate assistant at Washington State.

Libey and his wife, Dawn, have two daughters – Ryan and Reece.

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