UCLA Hires Jimmie Dougherty as Receiver Coach

Jan. 8 -- UCLA head coach Jim Mora has hired Oregon wide receiver coach Jimmie Dougherty as UCLA's new receivers coach...

UCLA head coach Jim Mora has hired Jimmie Dougherty as UCLA's new wide receivers coach, according to sources.

Mora wrapped up hiring Dougherty, the current Oregon wide receiver coach, Tuesday.

Dougherty, 38, was hired as Oregon's wide receiver coach December 23rd by new head coach Willie Taggart.  He got the job through the Taggart-Jim Harbaugh connection, since Dougherty was an offensive analyst at Michigan.

Dougherty worked directly with new UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch when Fisch was the Michigan passing coordinator, so contact between Mora and Dougherty was initiated by Fisch.

There's also a connection between Dougherty and UCLA's new offensive line coach, Hank Fraley, with both coaching at San Jose State together, with Dougherty being the receivers coach and passing game coordinator there from 2013-2015.  

Before that, Dougherty was the WR coach at Washington under Steve Sarkisian, after starting out his coaching career with Harbaugh at the University of San Diego. 

Dougherty has a reputation as a very good recruiter.

Dougherty, too, was affordable.  Former UCLA wide receiver coach Eric Yarber was thought to make about $400,000 per year, and Dougherty's salary at Oregon was $275,000,

Dougherty's name made the news in Oregon recently when new Oregon co-offensive coordinator David Reaves was arrested Jan. 22nd for a DUI, it was learned that Dougherty was a passenger in the car, but that didn't appear to be significant in regard to UCLA hiring Dougherty.   

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