Chris Petersen is the new head football coach at Washington, the school announced today.
Petersen replaces Steve Sarkisian, who left earlier this week to become the head coach at USC. Petersen also was a candidate for the USC job.
“On behalf of the University of Washington and the entire Husky Nation, I am proud to welcome Chris Petersen as our new head football coach,” Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement on the school’s website. “Coach Petersen’s success and record are extraordinary, but even more impressive is the man himself. His integrity, work ethic and character make him an outstanding fit and leader of our student-athletes at UW. We are thrilled and proud to call Coach Petersen a Husky.”
Petersen compiled a 92-12 mark in eight seasons at Boise State, leading the Broncos to two unbeaten campaigns in 2006 and 2009. Boise State was 8-4 this season. One of those defeats was a 38-6 setback to Washington in the season opener.
Terms of his new deal were not announced.