Washington announces addition of key Arizona assistant to Jedd Fisch's staff
Washington has announced a key hire for Jedd Fisch’s initial coaching staff.
Arizona assistant coach Kevin Cummings is following Fisch from Arizona to UW. Cummings will be the Huskies wide receivers coach.
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) January 17, 2024
Cummings had been in the running to step into the offensive coordinator at Arizona on new coach Brent Brennan’s staff. He follows Fisch after three seasons on staff with the Wildcats.
Cummings, 33, has been in coaching since 2014. The Los Angeles native was an Oregon State wide receiver from 2010-to-2013 and became a quality control assistant with the Beavers after briefly playing in the CFL and Arena League. Prior to Arizona, Cummings had four seasons of experience coaching wideouts at San Jose State (2017-20).
As evidenced by 4,000 passing yards, Cummings had some standout wide receivers at Arizona. This season, his unit featured a pair of 90-reception pass-catchers in Tetairoa McMillan and Jacob Cowing.
McMillan, a sophomore, led the team in receiving yards with 1,402 yards, adding 10 touchdowns. Cowing, a senior, led the way in receiving scores with 13 TDs.
Husky fans would love it if McMillan and his QB, Noah Fifita, decided to follow their coaches to Seattle. Fifita finished the season throwing for 2,869 yards with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 25-to-6 while completing 72.4% of his passes.
So far, neither player has officially joined the transfer portal exodus out of Arizona.