Mirabal, who had been helping the Thundering Herd with recruiting leading up to Wednesday's National Signing Day, served as an assistant head coach for six years at Florida International and was also the offensive line coach for the past three seasons after tutoring the tight ends his first three years.
5K CHAMPIONSHIP: Online registration for the West Virginia 5K Championship Run/Walk will open Monday at 10 a.m. at www.WV5K.com.
The race is at 8 a.m. on June 22 in Huntington. Registration is $20 before June 5. The first 50 registrants will receive a free tech tee upgrade ($10 value). Participants must register by June 11 to get their names on their bib numbers and by June 17 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Entry fees are non-refundable. Participants may also send a print registration form to: WV 5K Championship, 613 Shaw St., Barboursville, WV 25504. Make checks payable to WV 5K Championship.
The proceeds of the West Virginia 5K Championship will be invested in efforts to curb childhood obesity in United Way of the River Cities' five-county service area.
WVU HOOPS: The West Virginia men's basketball game against Iowa State on Saturday, March 9 has been tabbed WAJR/WVAQ/Coca-Cola Family Day.
Four tickets, four drinks, four hot dogs and one bucket of popcorn can be bought for $60 online at wvugame.com or by calling 1-800-WVU-GAME. Family Day packages must be ordered in advance.
HUFFMAN TO OHIO VALLEY Christian Huffman, a soccer player from Capital High, has signed to play collegiate at Ohio Valley University.
CLARIFICATION: Winfield linebacker A.J. Covert signed as an invited walk-on at Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday.