"It is clear that Kalen is such an amazing fit at the University of Washington," said Director of Athletics, Jen Cohen. "He has come in and made an incredible impact in every aspect of the program, our department, the University and the Seattle community. Kalen is an elite competitor who approaches each and every situation with the utmost class and integrity. We couldn't be more excited that he and his family will be on Montlake for the foreseeable future leading these tremendous young men in our football program."
Complete and detailed coverage from the introductory press conference of newly hired Washington Husky Football head coach Kalen DeBoer.
On the surface, this seems like a solid hire for the Huskies. DeBoer has been a winner at every stop he has been at, but just like anything else, only time will tell. Having an offensive guru and innovator should help immediately transform the Husky offense into something long desired on Montlake. DeBoer being a quarterbacks coach too should help turn Sam Huard into one of the top quarterbacks in the conference in due time.
University of Washington Director of Athletics Jen Cohen announced today that Head Football Coach Jimmy Lake has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. The University will honor the terms of his contract. Assistant Coach Bob Gregory will serve as the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
Any way you slice it, this is not a great look for the University of Washington, its football program, and Coach Lake himself. This is not the type of incident and footage you want your rivals to use against you on the recruiting trail.