Jim Michalczik was named as the Huskies' offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in December, 2008.
Michalczik, a native of Port Angeles, Wash., came to the UW from California, where he served as the Golden Bears' assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2008. He helped lead the Bears to a 9-4 overall record and a win over Miami (Fla.) in the Emerald Bowl.
Under his tutelage, Bears center Alex Mack won two consecutive Morris Trophies, given to the top offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-10. Mack, who was also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy and earned All-America honors, was the third offensive lineman in history to win the Morris Trophy twice. In 2008, Michalczik also tutored freshman All-American Mitchell Schwartz and second-team All-Pac-10 guard Noris Malele.
Over his seven years as Cal's offensive line coach, he mentored seven first-team all-conference selections. In all, 24 Bears offensive linemen earned some level of All-Pac-10 honors during his tenure, including all five starters making the list in 2004. Tackle Ryan O'Callaghan won the Morris Trophy in 2005.
Additionally, Cal produced seven 1,000-yard rushers, including one 2,000-yard rusher, in his seven seasons. Most recently, Jahvid Best led the Pac-10 in 2008 with 1,580 rushing yards.
Prior to joining the staff at California in 2002, Michalczik spent three seasons as the offensive line, tight ends and special teams coach at Oregon State. In his first season in Corvallis, the Beavers completed their first winning season in 29 years, wrapping up the year with a trip to the O'ahu Bowl. The following year, OSU went 11-1, tied for the Pac-10 Conference championship and beat Notre Dame, 41-9, in the Fiesta Bowl to finish with the No. 4 spot in the final Associated Press ranking.
Michalczik spent the 1992 through 1998 seasons as the offensive line coach at Montana State. He helped the Bobcats to four winning seasons during his seven years in Bozeman. Prior to his arrival, MSU had gone seven straight seasons without a winning record.
As a part of Dennis Erickson's coaching staff at Miami (Fla.) in 1990 and 1991, Michalczik was part of two outstanding seasons as the defensive line coach. The 1990 `Canes went 10-2, beat Texas 46-3 in the Cotton Bowl and finished No. 3 in the final AP rankings.
The following year, 1991, Miami won a share of the national championship (sharing it with Washington), completing the season with a 12-0 record and a blanked Nebraska, 22-0, in the Orange Bowl.
Michalczik was raised in Port Angeles, Wash., and graduate from Port Angeles High School. He went on to earn three letters as an offensive guard at Washington State, earning honorable mention All-Pac-10 and honorable mention All-America from The Sporting News as a senior, when the Cougars beat Houston, 24-22, in the 1988 Aloha Bowl. After completing his WSU career, he signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education in 1988.
Michalczik's wife, the former Jennifer Streatfeild, was a standout volleyball player at Washington. They have two sons, Max and Chase.