Kalen DeBoer expected to bring 4 more Fresno State assistants to Washington, per report
Washington announced Friday that new head coach Kalen DeBoer has hired a new tight ends coach and defensive line coach, as well as retained offensive line coach Josh Huff and wideout coach Junior Adams.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg is also reporting that DeBoer will fill out the remaining positions on his staff with former Fresno State assistants.
Per sources, #Washington is also expected to add William Inge, Lee Marks, Eric Schmidt and Chuck Morrell to the staff after #FresnoState's bowl game Saturday against UTEP. Inge served as Kalen DeBoer's defensive coordinator at Fresno and was candidate for the HC job there. https://t.co/nojITw9mQ5
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 17, 2021
Lee Marks is currently serving as Fresno State’s interim head coach. They play UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. Marks served as DeBoer’s running backs coach and run game coordinator for 2 seasons. Prior to that, he was at Boise State from 2014-19.
William Inge is also in his 2nd season as the Fresno defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. He was at Indiana from 2013-19 before following DeBoer to Fresno State.
Chuck Morrell coached safeties at Fresno State after coming over from Montana Tech. Julius Brown is the current cornerbacks coach for DeBoer at Washington.
Eric Schmidt served as Fresno State’s defensive line coach and special teams coordinator. With Inoke Breckterfield being hired to coach the d-line on Friday, it’s unclear what exactly Schmidt’s role would be, but it seems likely he’d be a full-time special teams coordinator. Schmidt and DeBoer were also together at Southern Illinois from 2010-13; he also served as a special teams coordinator then.
Add in already-announced Ryan Grubb as the the team’s offensive coordinator and QB coach, and these 4 hires would fill out DeBoer’s 10-man assistant coaching staff.