Brian DeSpain was one of football coach Bob Davie's first hires in December of 2011 and begins his second season as a director of football operations.
DeSpain was a football operations and recruiting assistant at Texas A&M from 2008-11. He initially worked in the Texas A&M sports information department after graduating from the university in 2007 with a major in kinesiology. He received his master's degree in education administration from A&M in 2010.
In three years with the Texas A&M football program, DeSpain helped the Aggies sign three consecutive national top 25 recruiting classes as well as coordinated the team's trips to the Independence Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Texas Bowl.
DeSpain's parents are Ray and Peggy, and he has two younger sisters, Brittany and Breanna. Ray DeSpain and Davie worked together at Texas A&M in the 1980s.