UW AD Scott Woodward releases statement on Chris Petersen hiring

Aug 31, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian (left) and Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Peterson (right) shake hands after the game between the Washington Huskies and the Boise State Broncos at Husky Stadium. Washington defeated Boise State 38-6. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen officially accepted the University of Washington’s offer to become the coach of the Huskies on Friday morning. Petersen replaces Steve Sarkisian, who left the Huskies on Monday to become the head coach of the USC Trojans.

Although the school plans to hold a formal press conference next week, Washington athletic director Scott Woodward still issued a statement about the hiring of Petersen. Per The Seattle Times:

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. 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.

During his time at Boise State, Petersen’s teams amassed a 92-12 overall record, including going undefeated in both 2006 and 2009.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

Topics: Chris Peterson, Scott Woodward, Washington Huskies

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