A former Purdue offensive graduate assistant has landed a full-time coaching job.

Wednesday, Missouri State announced that it has hired Max Halpin as the program’s new offensive line coach. He joins a staff that is headed by former Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino.

Halpin spent the last three seasons at Purdue, where he was a graduate assistant, helping coach the Boilermakers’ offensive line. He played at Western Kentucky under Jeff Brohm and was an all-conference offensive lineman for the Hilltoppers in 2016.

“It’s great to have Max at Missouri State,” Petrino said in a statement. “He played center in this offense and played for me as a freshman at Western Kentucky. His knowledge and ability to motivate young men will really help our program.”

Halpin started his career at WKU as a walk-on before becoming one of the team’s most dependable offensive linemen.

Missouri State played three football games during the fall, losing to Oklahoma, and Central Arkansas twice. The Bears are scheduled to take on Illinois State on Saturday, Feb. 20.