Aaron Roderick was hired as wide receivers coach for the Huskies in January of 2009, fresh from an undefeated season at Utah in 2008.
Roderick, who was a teammate of Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian in 1996 at Brigham Young, comes to the UW from Utah, where he spent the last four seasons coaching wideouts for the Utes. Last season, Utah finished the regular season with a 13-0 record and a win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Utes led the Mountain West and were 15th in the nation with 36.9 points per game in 2008.
In each of his four seasons on the staff at Utah, the Utes earned a postseason bowl berth, playing in the 2007 Poinsettia Bowl, the 2006 Armed Forces Bowl and the 2005 Emerald Bowl. The Utes won all four of their bowl games during Roderick's tenure.
Prior to his time at Utah, Roderick, 36, was offensive coordinator, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons (2003-04) at Southern Utah. He also spent one year at Snow College (Ephraim, Utah) as running backs coach and three seasons at BYU as a graduate assistant.
After earning junior college All-America honors as a wide receiver at Ricks College, Roderick transferred to BYU, where he redshirted the 1996 season before earning a starting spot in 1997 and 1998. He earned both his bachelor's (sociology, 1998) and master's (sociology, 2002) degrees from BYU.
Roderick's wife, the former Laurel Simpson, was a four-year starting soccer player at BYU and was an assistant coach with the Utah women's soccer program. They have a daughter named Laurel.