Washington announces retention of 2 assistant coaches, 2 new hires for Kalen DeBoer's staff
The Huskies officially announced a flurry of staff moves Friday.
New head coach Kalen DeBoer will retain both offensive line coach Scott Huff and wideout coach Junior Adams, the program announced. Washington has also hired former Vanderbilt assistant Inoke Breckterfield as the team’s defensive line coach and former Indiana offensive coordinator Nick Sheridan as the team’s new tight ends coach.
Breckterfield, a former defensive lineman at Oregon State, joins the Husky program after a year with the Commodores in the SEC and 6 seasons with the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten prior to that. He has coached defensive line in the Pac-12, Big Ten, ACC, and SEC during his career.
“I’m thrilled that Inoke and his family joining our program,” said DeBoer in a release. “He has consistently recruited and developed defensive linemen at a high level during his coaching career. I am confident that Inoke will continue to be a difference maker as we build our defense.”
Sheridan was promoted from IU tight ends coach to serve as offensive coordinator after DeBoer left to take the Fresno State coaching job. He was let go by the Hoosiers at the end of a difficult 2021 season.
“I’m excited to welcome Nick, his wife and children to the Husky family,” DeBoer said. “Having worked with Nick, I’ve seen how he is able to build strong relationships with his players, as well as with prospects during the recruiting process. He has a great offensive mind and has experience as an offensive coordinator and play-caller, which will continue to enhance our already-productive offensive system.”
Adams has spent the past 3 seasons at Washington. He initially joined head coach Chris Petersen’s staff as wide receivers coach in 2019. Adams was key in signing 4-star 2022 wideout Germie Bernard on Wednesday.
“I am happy to have Junior and his family returning to the staff,” DeBoer said of Adams. “It’s clear that he is an all-around great coach, who brings experience and success in recruiting. He has a track record of excellence throughout his career. He develops players and has done a great job building our wide receivers room. I’m excited about the talent we have returning and the impact it will have on our team’s success.”
And there’s Huff, who has the Huskies in the hunt for 5-star offensive lineman and Seattle native Josh Conerly. Huff has been with UW since 2017. During his tenure, UW has had at least 1 first-team all-league lineman every year.
“I’m excited that Scott and his family will be remaining a part of the Husky Family,” DeBoer said. “I’ve known Scott for almost 10 years and I’ve been impressed with the production and success he’s had throughout his career. He has built strong bonds with his players here at UW and I’m excited to see that continue and grow.”