Counting down “The 25 Days of Husky Christmas”…..
DubLife.net is doing a Holiday countdown to Christmas highlighting special moments and statistics in Husky Athletics history. Our segment is meant to bring positive thoughts of our favorite university during a time of the year where thanks and reflection is at the forefront of our minds.
21 DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS
The number 21 signifies the amount of wins that Washington head coach Mike Hopkins won in his first season at the helm last season.
He guided the program from a 9-22 record under the previous regime to a 21-13 overall record which was the biggest jump since 1936.
Hopkins was awarded the Pac-12 Coach of the Year and was only the sixth first year coach to win the award in Pac-12 history.
During last season, Hopkins also had the biggest conference wins jump in Husky history, going 10-8 when the previous staff went 2-16.