(Courtesy UO Athletic Department)
Dougherty comes to Oregon after spending a year under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, serving as an offensive analyst for the nation’s 12th-best scoring team (41.0 ppg). Prior to joining Harbaugh in Ann Arbor, Dougherty worked for three seasons (2013-15) as assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at San Jose State. While with the Spartans, Dougherty helped run an offense that set 10 single-season team records and saw players establish more than 35 individual school marks.
Dougherty has experience coaching in the Pac-12 before going to San Jose State, coaching wide receivers at Washington from 2009-12. He first teamed up with Harbaugh in 2004 at San Diego, where he spent his first four seasons with the Torreros in multiple capacities. Dougherty coached wide receivers in his first year before taking over as tight ends coach in 2005, and moved into the role of passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2006-07 where he groomed Josh Johnson, the school’s all-time leading passer. In 2008, Dougherty was elevated to offensive coordinator and led an offense that averaged 35.3 points per game.
A quarterback at Missouri for four seasons during his playing days (1997-2001), Dougherty began his coaching career as a defensive backs coach at Illinois Wesleyan during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.