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Miramar's Damon Cogdell joins West Virginia coaching staff

Miramar High's Damon Cogdell, who built the Patriots football program into a state and national power and won a state championship in 2009, has joined the West Virginia coaching staff.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen posted the news on Twitter at around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Cogdell, who played at West Virginia, responded to Holgorsen's tweet with the following message.

Cogdell leaves behind a winning legacy at Miramar. The Patriots were 12-0 this past season before being upset in the regional finals by Palm Beach Gardens.

He led Miramar to seven consecutive playoff appearances including a state runner-up finish in 2011.

Messages left for Cogdell and the administration at Miramar by The Miami Herald have yet to be returned.