After a stint in the NFL, former Oklahoma State standout Grant Garner joined Todd Monken's first staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Garner, who served as an interim offensive line coach for the Golden Eagles during part of the 2013, will assist coach Luke Meadows with the O-line.
A 2011 Rimington Award finalist, given to the nation's top center, Garner spent time in the NFL with the Washington Redskins before joining the coaching ranks. In 2011, his senior season with the Cowboys, Garner was a third-team AP All-American at center and was named the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year. He also earned first-team All-American honors from SI.com and first-time All-Big 12 honors from the coaches and AP polls. He finished his collegiate career with 24 starts and allowed just a half of a sack in his senior year.
In 2010, Garner started every game at center and was named the OSU Offensive Lineman of the Week twice in his first season as a starter. That season, OSU allowed just 10 sacks in 13 games while ranking third nationally in total offense and scoring.
Garner is married to the former Bailey Slough and holds a Business Management degree from OSU.