Three years ago, Steve Axman was the one with the lofty titles and John Pettas was the one hired by the University of Washington as a graduate assistant, albeit one with an immpecable resume. Now, it's Axman who will be taking his cue from Pettas as 'Ax' was named as the Huskies' new receivers coach Monday.
Washington football coach Keith Gilbertson filled the final opening on the Husky staff today when he announced the addition of Steve Axman as the wide receivers coach. Gilbertson also announced that third-year coach Cornell Jackson, the Huskies' running backs coach, will serve as Washington's recruiting coordinator.
The Arizona coaching search is in full swing. There are a lot of rumors floating around with some obvious and not so obvious candidates. Over the next few days we'll take a look at many of the names that are floating around and give our opinions on their chances. We're going in alphabetical order starting with "A".
October 14, 2003
The one player who drew more attention than any other player at the recent Nike camp in Eugene (Ore.) was quarterback Matt Tuiasosopo and he didn't disappoint. Tui chose not to test, which eliminated him from being considered for Camp MVP honors but he looked great throwing the ball and will likely be our choice as the top quarterback prospect on the West Coast.
June 16, 2003
Dick is back from the ski slopes of Aspen, where he's been burning up the powder. We made him come home long enough to answer his bag of mail before spring football begins on Montlake. Dick will be a part of our spring coverage of the Dawgs, so be sure to tune in to Dawgman.com and Sports Washington magazine. Thanks to those that wrote in, and now heeeeeere's Coach B. . . .
March 21, 2003
The last time John Pettas was in Seattle, Washington, he was in unfamiliar territory. When Dirk Koetter accepted the head coaching position at Arizona State after the 2000 season was complete, the former Sun Devil offensive coordinator suddenly found himself out of work. With the job market scarce, John looked north.
February 11, 2003
It's been a busy day for Washington Head Coach Rick Neuheisel. Amidst rumors of being one of the finalists for the vacant San Francisco 49'ers head coaching position and dealing with a couple of coaching vacancies on his current staff, Neuheisel killed two birds in one fell swoop. Monday he released a statement expressing his desire to stay at Washington and he also hired a new quarterbacks coach. It's a familiar face to Husky fans - John Pettas.
February 10, 2003