Junior Adams, Wide Receivers (retained)
Junior Adams was one of the two coaches from the Jimmy Lake staff to be retained—and for good reason. Adams joined the Husky staff in early 2019 and has played a huge part in developing Washington’s wide receiver corps. Maybe this year fans will finally be able to see just how special this receiver room is and the work that Adams has put into it.
Scott Huff, Offensive line (retained)
Scott Huff enters his sixth season as Washington’s offensive line coach, his first year at the position under new head coach DeBoer. During Huff’s tenure, the Huskies have developed a handful of NFL Draft prospects including Kaleb McGary (2019), Nick Harris (2020), and likely 2022 prospects, Jaxson Kirkland and Luke Wattenberg.
Last season, the offensive line did not perform up to expectations but that shouldn’t all weigh on Huff’s shoulders. The program as a whole was a mess and now they are free from Jimmy Lake’s reins.
Nick Sheridan, Tight Ends
Nick Sheridan is another individual who has worked with DeBoer in the past. The two served as the tight ends coach and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Indiana Hoosiers, respectively, in 2019.
When DeBoer left for the head coaching gig at Fresno State, Sheridan was made DeBoer’s successor, a position he held for two years. Sheridan was fired after the 2021 season.
In 2021, the Hoosiers starting tight end Peyton Hendershot was the teams leading receiver.
Lee Marks, Running Backs
Lee Marks held the positions of running backs coach, assistant head coach, and run game coordinator under DeBoer at Fresno State. He was named the interim head coach for the New Mexico Bowl game (which the Bulldogs won) after DeBoer departed for Washington. It didn’t take long for Marks to join DeBoer in Washington.
In 2021, the Bulldogs rushed 2,128 yards and 17 touchdowns. Marks coached talented players like Ronnie Rivers and Jordan Mims and now will take over another talented running back room with the Huskies.