Oregon announces hiring of offensive coordinator and QB coach Kenny Dillingham
Kenny Dillingham has been rumored as the offensive coordinator choice for new Oregon coach Dan Lanning for a few days, and on Friday the Ducks officially announced his hire.
“I’m excited to announce the addition of Kenny Dillingham as our offensive coordinator,” Lanning said in a statement. “Kenny is one of the most innovative minds in football and will bring a dynamic and explosive offense to Eugene. He has been a part of some of the most explosive offenses in college football during his coaching career, and we are eager to see that track record continue to grow at Oregon.”
Welcome to Oregon, @KennyDillingham!
He joins @CoachDanLanning's coaching staff as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) December 17, 2021
Dillingham comes to Oregon from Florida State, where he spent the last 2 seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Seminoles. Prior to Florida State, Dillingham served in the same role at both Memphis (2018) and Auburn (2019). Lanning and Dillingham were on staff together at Memphis in 2016 and 2017.
“I am so excited to be coming to Oregon,” Dillingham said. “Oregon is a national brand. Being born and raised on the West Coast, the opportunity to be at Oregon—a place known for explosive, high-powered offense—is an honor and a privilege! I cannot wait to get around our student-athletes and start getting to know them as players, but most importantly as young men. ”
Explosive offenses are nothing new to Dillingham, either. Despite injuries at quarterback this season, Florida State had one of the 30 most explosive offenses in the country (as measured by EPA on successful plays).