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Tony Dews
Position: Assistant Coach/Receivers
Hometown: Clifton, Va.
Alma Mater: Liberty, 1996

Year in Coaching: 17th

Year at Arizona: Second

In his second season with Arizona, Tony Dews coaches the Wildcat receivers. He was named to the Arizona staff on Dec. 7, 2011 by head coach Rich Rodriguez.

Under Dews' guidance, Austin Hill totaled 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the Wildcat receivers in 2012. He was named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, second-team All-Pac-12 and fourth-team All-America by Phil Steele. He ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 in total receiving yards and yards per game (104.9).

He spent the 2011 season as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Pittsburgh. Dews coached with Rodriguez at Michigan for three years (2008-10), at West Virginia for one season (2007), and has coached at six other schools in his career.

Dews then coached the offensive line at California (Pa.) University in 2002, and the defensive line at Holy Cross in 2003 before joining the staff at Central Michigan.

He coached tight ends in Mount Pleasant in 2004 and 2005, serving as CMU's special teams coordinator the final year. He coached linebackers and was associate special teams coordinator at UNLV in 2006 before joining Rodriguez' staff at WVU the following year.

He began his coaching career at Bainbridge (Ga.) High School as offensive line coach in 1997. He moved to the collegiate ranks as a graduate assistant at West Virginia from 1999-2001, then with his first full-time position at Millersville University outside Lancaster, Pa., in 1998, working with the defensive line.

Dews graduated from Liberty University in 1996 and earned a master's degree from West Virginia in 2001. He played tight end and was the Flames' leading receiver among tight ends his final two years at Liberty.

He and his wife, Tamika, have four daughters, Savannah, Sierra, Sydney and Sienna.

Dews' Coaching History
2012-Arizona, receivers
2011Pittsburgh, tight ends/recruiting coordinator
2008-10Michigan, receivers
2007West Virginia, receivers
2006UNLV, linebackers/special teams
2004-05Central Michigan, tight ends/special teams
2003Holy Cross, defensive line
2002Californina University (Pa.), offensive line
1999-2001West Virginia, graduate assistant
1998Millersville University, defensive line
1997Bainbridge High School (Ga.), offensive line
Dews in the Bowls
2012Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona assistant
2011BBVA Compass Bowl, Pittsburgh assistant
2010Gator Bowl, Michigan assistant
2007Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia assistant
2000Music City Bowl, West Virginia graduate assistant
Tony Dews File
HometownClifton, Va.
High SchoolCentreville
CollegeLiberty, 1996
Master'sWest Virginia, 2001
Playing CareerLiberty, 1992-95, tight end
FamilyWife, Tamika; Daughters, Savannah, Sierra, Sydney and Sienna
Recruiting AreasLos Angeles, Ventura County, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.