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Jimmie Dougherty begins his fourth season as the Huskies' wide receivers coach in 2012. During the off-season, he also added the title of pass game coordinator.
In his three seasons at the UW, Dougherty has mentored a number of high-achieving wide receivers, including a pair of seniors in 2012 who both wrote their names all over the UW record books before heading off to the NFL.
Those two seniors, Jermaine Kearse and Devin Aguilar, both finished their careers ranked among the top seven in UW history in both receptions and receiving yards. Kearse, who signed with the Seattle Seahawks, finished No. 2 on the Huskies' career receptions (180), receiving yards (2,871) and receiving touchdowns (29) lists while Aguilar was seventh in both receptions (131) and yards (1,802). Aguilar signed with the Tennessee Titans following graduation.
During his tenure at Washington, Dougherty also coached D'Andre Goodwin, who made his NFL debut with the Denver Broncos last year.
Dougherty, the former offensive coordinator at the University of San Diego, was hired as wide receivers coach in February, 2009. In January of 2012, he added the title of pass game coordinator.
In 2010, Dougherty coached Kearse to a 1,006-yard season, the seventh-highest single-season receiving yards total in Husky history. Additionally, Kearse's 12 receiving TDs were second-most in school history and he finished third in the Pac-10 in both receiving and receiving yards.
In his first season on the Husky coaching staff, Dougherty mentored a young group of receivers that showed consistent improvement over the course of the season. Kearse posted the (then) seventh-best season in Husky history in terms of receiving yards.
Dougherty spent the previous five seasons on the coaching staff at the University of San Diego. In 2008, he served as the Toreros' offensive coordinator.
Dougherty worked three seasons under former USD and current San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and the last two under head coach Ron Caragher. Under Harbaugh, he coached the wide receivers for one season and tight ends the next before taking over as quarterbacks coach in 2006. As wide receivers coach, he mentored All-American Mike Gasperson.
While continuing to coach the QBs, he added passing game coordinator to his title for a season before being named offensive coordinator in 2008.
Dougherty coached Josh Johnson, a fifth-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who left USD having broken every school passing record. As a senior, Johnson threw 43 touchdowns and only one interception and he completed his career with 9,699 yards, 113 TDs and an NCAA-record pass efficiency of 176.7.
In 2007, the Toreros led the nation in passing efficiency (197.35) and Johnson led the nation in total offense for the second straight season. In 2008, as coordinator, Dougherty led a unit that was fifth in the FCS in pass efficiency and was 11th in scoring .
Prior to moving to San Diego, he was a graduate assistant at Illinois Wesleyan from 2002 to 2004.
Dougherty played quarterback at Missouri from 1997-2001, winning three letters for the Tigers. A native of Edwardsville, Ill., he graduated from Missouri in 2001 and earned a master's degree from Illinois State in 2004.
Dougherty and his wife, Harper, have a daughter named Collins.