Jedd Fisch reportedly bringing multiple key Arizona assistants to Washington
Jedd Fisch is bringing multiple key on-field assistants and support staffers with him from Arizona to Washington, according to multiple reports.
CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd reported on Monday that six staffers are on their way to Seattle, including offensive coordinator Brennan Carroll, running back coach Scottie Graham, and strength coach Tyler Owens. Local Arizona reporter Jacob Seliga has also reported that tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Jordan Paopao, quarterbacks coach Jimmie Dougherty, and director of player personnel Matt Doherty will also join Fisch in Seattle.
The lone offensive assistant from Fisch’s UA staff who will remain at Arizona for the time being is wideout coach Kevin Cummings, who is believed to be a candidate for the OC position at Arizona depending on whoever is hired.
Carroll would be the name of most interest to Husky fans. He’s the son of longtime Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and has coordinated an offense that ranks 11th in the FBS in offensive efficiency over the last two seasons — 6.8 yards per play in 2023, 6.8 in 2022.
Fisch officially accepted the Washington job on Sunday after three seasons at Arizona.
Carroll had been with Fisch from the beginning, dating back to 2021. He was an offensive line coach and the run game coordinator for the Seahawks from 2015-20 before joining Fisch in Tucson.
Dougherty, Graham, and Paopao have all been with Fisch since the start of his Arizona tenure as well.
Dougherty spent five seasons with San Diego in various roles before taking over as the wideouts coach at Washington from 2009-12. He also has stints at San Jose State, Michigan, and UCLA.
Graham served in an administrative role at Arizona State prior to joining Fisch and the Wildcats. The former NFL running back was an associate athletic director for the Sun Devils from 2014-20.
Paopao also has past ties to Washington. He was a graduate assistant from 2011-12 and then moved into a full-time role as the tight ends coach in 2013. He held that title through 2019, working for Steve Sarkisian and then Chris Petersen.