Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Washington Cornerbacks Coach

Demetrice Martin has left the Washington staff to join Jim Mora's new staff at UCLA.  Here is our list of potential candidates for the cornerbacks coach position:

Greg Burns - Arizona State Cornerbacks Coach
  • Was on staff at Arizona State from 2008-11.  Dan Cozzetto coached tight ends at ASU in 2007 and '08.
  • DB coach at USC from 2002-05.  Steve Sarkisian was on staff at USC from 2001-03 and from 2005-08.  Nick Holt was on the Trojans staff from 2001-03 and again from 2006-08.
  • Cornerbacks coach at Louisville from 1998-2001.  Holt coached DL at Louisville from 1998-2000 and Mike Cox was the LB coach for the Cardinals from 1998-2002.  Johnny Nansen was a graduate assistant with the team in 1999 as well.
  • Began his coaching career as cornerbacks coach at Idaho in 1997, where Nick Holt was the team's defensive coordinator and Jeff Mills coached the safeties.
  • Played DB at Washington State from 1991-95.  Johnny Nansen played LB at WSU from 1994-96.        

Rick Courtright - Ex-Arizona Cardinals Assistant Defensive Backs Coach
  • LB coach at Idaho from 1996-99, where he worked on staff with Nick Holt and Jeff Mills.
  • Coached at Washington in 1991 and '92.

Craig Bray - Arizona State Defensive Coordinator
  • Was the DC at Arizona State from 2007-11, where he worked on staff with Dan Cozzetto for two seasons.
  • Defensive coordinator at Oregon State from 2000-02, where Dan Cozzetto was the Beavers RB coach.
  • DB coach at Washington State from 1994-99.  Johnny Nansen was a LB for the Cougars from 1994-96.
  • Defensive coordinator at Idaho from 1989-93.  Both Nick Holt and Mike Cox were on his staff.
  • DB coach at Idaho in 1984 and '95, where he worked on staff with Cozzetto.          

Kim McCloud - Akron Defensive Backs Coach
  • DB coach at Nevada from 2000-07.  Jeff Mills was the defensive coordinator at Nevada from 2000-03.
  • DB coach at Idaho in 1998 and '99 when Mills was the Vandals defensive coordinator.  

Other names in consideration:

  • James Ward, Nevada
  • Randy Stewart, Fresno State

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