Washington's Chris Petersen announces he's stepping down

Washington's Chris Petersen announces he's stepping down

You can read the school's full press release HERE. Lake then followed Petersen to Washington, first as defensive backs coach and then as co-defensive coordinator and finally defensive coordinator the last two seasons. Petersen will coach the Huskies within the bowl sport, his closing sport accountable for this system he helped develop again into nationwide prominence. Petersen, Lake and UW Athletic Director Jennifer Cohen will address reporters at a news conference Tuesday morning.

The Huskies went 7-5 this season, finishing with a victory over rival Washington State. I've been a journalist for 13 years, mainly covering sports in the state of Kansas, where I am from.

"Wow", Whittingham said. "All I got for that is wow".

In the UW release, Petersen said, "I'll be a Husky for life, but now is the right time for me to step away from my head coaching duties, and recharge". The 42-year-old's football upbringing came in Spokane, where he was a student at North Central from 1992-95, as well as a standout athlete on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond for the Indians.

This is a guy who's among the 10 most respected coaches in the sport saying he'd rather do something else. For his career, Petersen holds a record of 148-38, and his.793 winning percentage ranks second among active coaches with at least five years at the helm.

"I don't know how many kids it resonates with", Hall added. If moving up the college-football food chain was Petersen's priority, he would have left Boise State long before 2013. "Congratulations to Chris on a great career and I wish him well". I would have never though that. He became a starting strong safety in Cheney, was voted a team captain and claimed All-Big Sky Honorable Mention honors as a senior.

Lake's contract covers five seasons and starts at $3 million, escalating to $3.4 million for the 2024 season, according to a memorandum of understanding from the school.

"There is no one better suited to assume the reins of our program than Jimmy Lake", Cohen said. Along with veteran defensive coach Pete Kwiatkowski, the duo have been the architects for a Washington defense that's been among the best in the country in recent years and developed a long list of National Football League draftees.

He's not leaving to take a better job. I thought the Huskies had hit the lottery with him, hiring that rarest breed of college coach who's incredibly good, stunningly effective and not bound and determined to job hop to increase his salary and/or his status.

Petersen was 92-12 at Boise State, including wins in the 2007 and 2010 Fiesta Bowls.

This is just the latest in a multitude of coaching moves so far. Kwiatkowski was MSU's defensive coordinator from 2000-05. "Pete was a big fan of Jimmy's, and he said it would be very beneficial to me to see it". "His energy and ability to relate to our players is unmatched".

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