Grading the rest of Washington football’s staff hires

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Fresno State Bulldogs head coach Kalen Deboer. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 Washington football staff is finally set.

It took a bit but now fans know who will join head coach Kalen DeBoer and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Ryan Grubb, in Washington. Washington football has completed its staff hirings for the 2022-2023 season.

Two names will be familiar to Husky fans while the rest are new faces. Six have moved over from Fresno State along with DeBoer while one has no previous ties to DeBoer or the Huskies.

DeBoer is taking advantage of the player talent that this team has and is bringing in individuals he knows and is comfortable with that can help elevate the program. However, at the same time, bringing in the majority of his same staff from Fresno State can be concerning.

In this article, each staff member will earn a grade regarding the quality of the hire.

Courtney Morgan, Director of Player Personnel

Grade: A

Courtney Morgan was announced as the new director of player personnel for the Washington football program. Morgan previously held this same position with the University of Michigan, his alma mater, where he played as an offensive lineman from 1999-2003.

In a statement regarding Morgan’s hiring on the UW Athletics page, DeBoer noted how experienced and talented Morgan is as a recruiter and his ability to build relationships.

Ron McKeefery, Strength & Conditioning

Grade: A

Coach DeBoer credits Ron McKeefery as being the “best in business when it comes to strength and conditioning, and player development.” McKeefery is a nationally recognized leader in strength and conditioning. He has served the position at both the collegiate and professional levels and has even written an Amazon bestseller called “CEO Strength Coach.”

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