After bouncing around the SEC, Kyle Krantz has landed in the Pac-12. Washington State coach Nick Rolovich announced Friday that Krantz has joined the Cougars’ on-field staff.

Krantz, who was most recently on staff at South Carolina, will be the special teams coordinator at Washington State.

“Coach Krantz was extremely impressive throughout the interview process and his references spoke of him as a grinder on the recruiting trail and also a guy who loves coaching college football,” Rolovich said. “He has spent many years around some of the best college football coaches in the country and bringing those experiences here will benefit our program. He will be a great fit with our philosophy here at Washington State and I’m excited for he and his family to join the Pullman community.”

“I appreciate Coach Rolovich giving me this opportunity to be a part of Washington State football,” said Krantz. “I look forward to working with him and the tremendous staff he has in place to develop the young men in this program, both on and off the field. My family and I are thrilled to be in Pullman. Go Cougs!”

WSU’s announcement notes Krantz has 12 years of coaching experience. He spent the last eight seasons working alongside Will Muschamp. Krantz joined Muschamp’s Florida staff in 2013 as a quality control assistant working with wide receivers and then moving to defense in 2014. He followed Muschamp to Auburn in 2015, working on Gus Malzahn’s staff as a defensive analyst.

Krantz was on Muschamp’s South Carolina staff all five seasons. He started as a defensive analyst and was promoted to an on-field role in 2018. He served as the special teams assistant while coaching the Nickels and the SAM linebackers for two seasons (2018-19). In 2020, Krantz served as the Gamecocks’ special teams coordinator while also assisting with the defensive backs.

Krantz was a Kentucky graduate assistant for the 2011 and ’12 seasons.