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Jedd Fisch named head football coach at Washington

Washington has officially hired Jedd Fisch as its next head football coach. Fisch spent the last three seasons as the head coach at Arizona, building the Wildcats up from 1-11 in his first year to 10-3 (7-2) in 2023.

“In seeking a new head coach, we wanted to move quickly but thoroughly and sought out a coach who would build on our foundation, bring energy to the program, has a track record of success, is an elite recruiter and was someone who young men wanted to play for,” said AD Troy Dannen. “We found all of those characteristics and more in Jedd Fisch. It became clear through our conversations that he shares our values and our vision for UW Football, and he is the right coach at the right time as we transition to the Big Ten Conference.”

Fisch went 16-21 (11-16) overall with the Wildcats, with the 2023 team winning 10 games – including the 2023 Alamo Bowl over #12 Oklahoma – for the first time since 2014. The Sooners were the fifth ranked opponent that Arizona beat this season.

“It is truly an honor to join the University of Washington and do my part in carrying on the tradition of a storied football program and world-class university,” Fisch said in a statement. “The unbelievable success of the Huskies the last two seasons demonstrates what UW is capable of and I cannot wait to compete for Big Ten and national championships with tremendous young men and an outstanding coaching staff that we will assemble. I am grateful to President Cauce and to Troy Dannen for their confidence in me and I’m thrilled to be a Husky. Our work has already begun.”

The Huskies went 14-1 this past season, winning the Pac-12 and the Sugar Bowl before falling to Michigan in the CFP National Championship. Former head coach Kalen DeBoer led the team to a 25-3 record in two seasons before leaving earlier this week to become the head coach at Alabama.

This was the final season of Pac-12 competition for both Washington and Arizona, who played each other (a UW victory) in October. Fisch and UW are headed to the Big Ten alongside UCLA, USC and Oregon, while the Arizona will join Colorado, Utah and rival Arizona State in the Big 12.


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