Joe Foteh is in his second season as a defensive assistant for the Owls.
Foteh comes to Rice after serving as an offensive assistant at West Texas A&M last spring.
Foteh earned his Masters at Northwestern Oklahoma State in 2015 while coaching the Rangers' wide receiver corps to the NCAA Division II lead in completions. He coached the cornerbacks in his first year with Northwestern Oklahoma.
Foteh is a graduate of the University of Houston where he was a student manager from 2010-2013 where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology - Exercise Science.
The Missouri City, Texas native graduated from Elkins High School in 2009. He played cornerback all four seasons and was named the 2008 Gridiron Player of the Year as a senior.