Also, inside linebackers coach Bob Gregory will also assume duties as special teams coordinator.
Bush Hamdan, who spent the past season as the Huskies’ offensive quality-control coach, has been hired as UW’s wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator, and defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator, a role he will share with Pete Kwiatkowski.
Also, UW announced Tuesday that inside linebackers coach Bob Gregory will also take over as special teams coordinator.
The wide receiver coaching job opened when coach Chris Petersen dismissed Brent Pease earlier this month, saying he wanted “a new vision” for the position.
The Huskies still have a vacancy for the defensive-line assistant coaching role after Jeff Choate was hired as the head coach at Montana State.
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Hamdan, a former quarterback at Boise State who was twice named the Broncos’ team captain while serving as a backup QB, spent the past couple weeks as the interim receivers coach. Hamdan was the offensive coordinator at Davidson College in 2014. Before that, he was co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State in 2013 and wide receivers coach at Florida in 2012.
Sophomore receiver Dante Pettis was asked Sunday about the transition from Pease to Hamdan.
“It’s a different energy right now,” Pettis said. “They are two kind of different coaching styles. So we’re just transitioning to that. It’s a different feel right now. So we’re basically just getting used to that. It’s not more energy — it’s just different, I feel.”
The contracts for the rest of UW’s coaching staff expire at the end of January; new deals will likely be announced after the Huskies’ play Southern Miss in the Dec. 26 Heart of Dallas Bowl.