Fresno State Head Coach Jeff Tedford announces his first assistant hires to the coaching staff

Jeff Tedford and Fresno State have hired Jamie Christian, J.D. Williams, Kirby Moore and Scott Thompson as assistant coaches, as well as Brian Wilkinson and Spencer Harris in behind-the-scenes roles.


Jamie Christian - Running Backs Coach, Special Teams Coordinator

Last Stop: UNLV - running backs (2015-16)

Previous experience

2012-14: Houston – special teams coordinator/tight ends/inside receivers

2007-11: Arizona State – special teams coordinator/inside receivers

2006: Idaho – special teams coordinator/running backs

2005: Sacramento State – running backs

2003-04: San Francisco 49ers – defensive quality control

2002: Northern Arizona – cornerbacks

2000-01: Oregon State – defensive graduate assistant

Christian played at Fresno State as a fullback from 1991-1993 and played under Tedford.

Kirby Moore - Wide Receivers Coach

Last Stop: Washington - offensive grad assistant (2016)

Previous experience

2015: College of Idaho – wide receivers coach

Moore is a former receiver for Boise State, brother of former Bronco quarterback Kellen Moore.

Scott Thompson - Tight Ends Coach

Last Stop: USC - offensive assistant, special teams/tight ends (2016)

Previous experience

2015: USC – director of scouting/high school relations

2010-14: USC – director of player personnel

2009: Tennessee – offensive assistant (tight ends/running backs)

Thompson played tight end for Fresno State 1995-98 and coached by Tedford.


J.D. Williams - Defensive Backs Coach 

Last Stop: UNLV - defensive backs coach (2015-16)

Previous experience

2013-14: Georgia State – defensive backs/special teams

2012-13: UNLV – defensive coordinator/defensive backs

2010-11: UNLV – asst. HC/pass def. coordinator/defensive backs

2009: Utah – cornerbacks

2006-08: Washington – defensive backs

2002-05: California – defensive backs

2000-01: Fresno State – secondary

1999: San Jose State – defensive backs

1998: Cal Poly – defensive backs

1997: Fresno State – graduate assistant

Williams played cornerback and wide receiver at Fresno State from 1986-89 and went onto the NFL.

Operations / Personnel

Brian Wilkinson - Director of Football Operations

Last Stop: USA Football - operations director (2016)

Previous experience

2014-15: Boise State – director of football operations

2013: Arkansas State – director of football operations

2011-12: Wyoming – director of football operations

2010: California – volunteer assistant, football operations

Spencer Harris - Director of Player Personnel 

Last Stop - Washington - assistant director of player personnel (2016)

Previous Experience

2015: Washington – head football recruiting specialist

2014: Washington – football recruiting specialist, student

2012-13: Washington – equipment manager

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