San Jose State lost another assistant football coach when the University of Pittsburgh announced Wednesday it hired wide receivers coach Greg Lewis for the same position.
Lewis had been on Ron Caragher's staff at the University of San Diego in 2012 and followed Caragher to San Jose State last season.
"It is a tremendous opportunity to work with a great coach in Paul Chryst at a storied program," Lewis said in a release.
Lewis is the third assistant to leave SJSU this offseason. Defensive coordinator Kenwick Thompson took a job at Vanderbilt, and offensive line coach Hank Fraley went to the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
According to CoachingSearch.com, the opening created by Lewis' departure will be filled by promoting graduate assistant Andrew Rolin to a full-time job.
The Earthquakes signed first-round draft pick JJ Koval, a central midfielder out of Stanford. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
"I'm very excited. It's been a dream of mine to get an opportunity to play professional soccer for a long time," Koval, No. 9 selection overall, said in a club release. In Quakes exhibition action, Koval, 21, got to play alongside veterans such as U.S. national team players Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson in the team's second match against Houston.
"I feel like things have been going pretty well, and I want to help the team in any way possible," Koval said.
Staff writers Jeff Faraudo and Matt Schwab and wire reports contributed to this report.