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Troy Dannen, the director of athletics at the University of Washington, announced today that Jedd Fisch, a national Coach of the Year finalist, will be the new head football coach. On Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m. in Husky Stadium, Fisch will be formally introduced to the UW community and members of the media.

Jedd Fisch
Jedd Fisch

“In seeking a new head coach, we wanted to move quickly but thoroughly and sought out a coach who would build on our foundation, bring energy to the program, have a track record of success, be an elite recruiter, and was someone who young men wanted to play for,” Dannen stated. “Jedd Fisch had every one of those qualities and more, in our opinion. Our conversations made it evident that he is a good fit for UW Football in terms of both values and vision and that he is the right coach at the right time as we prepare to join the Big Ten Conference. I’d like to welcome Jedd, Amber, Zaylee, Ashlee, and Kendall to Seattle on behalf of the Husky Family, and I’m excited to see what’s ahead.”

Fisch joins the University of Washington after spending three years at the University of Arizona. During his tenure, the program went from one win in 2021 to ten wins in 2023, which included an Alamo Bowl victory. This season, he received widespread recognition after being selected as a finalist for both the Dodd Trophy, which is given to the best head coach in the country each year, and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

“It is truly an honor to join The University of Washington and do my part in carrying on the tradition of a storied football program and a world-class university,” Fisch stated. “The incredible success the Huskies have had over the last two seasons shows what UW is capable of, and I am excited to lead this team of incredible young men and an incredible coaching staff to compete for Big Ten and national championships.” I’m thrilled to be a Husky and I appreciate President Cauce and Troy Dannen’s faith in me. Our task has already commenced.”

Before Arizona, Fisch served as the quarterbacks coach with the New England Patriots under Head Coach Bill Belichick. In the past, he worked as a quality control coach for the Houston Texans and as an offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, or assistant for the Los Angeles Rams, UCLA, University of Michigan, Jacksonville Jaguars, University of Miami, Seattle Seahawks, University of Minnesota, Denver Broncos, and Baltimore Ravens. Under Steve Spurrier, he began his collegiate career as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida. Jim Harbaugh, Pete Carroll, and Brian Billick are among the other mentors in addition to Belichick and Spurrier.

Fisch, a resident of Livingston, New Jersey, earned a criminology degree from the University of Florida in 1998. The University of Florida is where he obtained his master’s degree.

 

 

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