Washington set to announce new head coach

SEATTLE - The University of Washington announced today that Steve Sarkisian has been named the 23rd head football coach in the sport's 119-year history at the institution.

Sarkisian will be introduced at a press conference scheduled for Monday, December 8, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. in the Don James Center in Husky Stadium. The public is invited to attend.

"I'm thrilled to have Steve heading up our football program," said UW president Mark A. Emmert. "He's a very talented, energetic coach with a great work ethic and values that match the UW. His challenge is very clear--we believe he's entirely up to it, and we look forward to a return of the glory years for Husky football."

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