Chris Petersen stepping down as UW head coach

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Former Boise State head coach Chris Petersen will be stepping down as the Washington Huskies head coach, according to the University of Washington Athletic Department

The announcement came Monday morning, as DC Jimmy Lake is reportedly taking over the program in Seattle.

Petersen was with the Huskies for six seasons. His overall record as a head football coach at Boise State and Washington is 146-38. 

Excerpt via 

“It has been a privilege and a professional dream fulfilled to be part of this world-class institution,” Petersen said. “I will forever be grateful, honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to coach our fine young men on Montlake for these past six seasons. I thank each of them, as well as our coaches and administrative staff for the incredible commitment they’ve made to Husky football during my tenure. The football program and Husky Athletics across the board will continue to prosper – and do it the right way – with Jen Cohen’s leadership and the University administration’s commitment to excellence. 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.”

You can read more about the departure at 


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