Petersen announces coaching staff at Washington

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm •  Published: December 30, 2013
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SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen announced his first coaching staff at Washington on Monday with most of his Boise State staff joining him in Seattle.

Eight coaches who worked with Petersen at some point in his tenure at Boise State will be with him at Washington.

"I'm thrilled to welcome this talented group of coaches to Washington," Petersen said in a statement from the school. "They bring with them both a wealth of experience, and an understanding of what we want to accomplish here and how to get it done."

Pete Kwiatkowski will be the defensive coordinator after serving in that role under Petersen at Boise State. He'll be joined on that side of the ball by Bob Gregory, who was Boise State's interim coach for its bowl game loss to Oregon State. Gregory will be the Huskies linebackers coach/assistant head coach.

Jimmy Lake will coach defensive backs and Jeff Choate will be the special teams coordinator and defensive line coach.

On the offensive side, Jonathan Smith will be promoted from his role at Boise State and be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Smith, a former quarterback at Oregon State, spent the past two seasons as the Broncos' quarterbacks coach.



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