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In 2016, Bob Gregory enters his third season as assistant head coach and linebackers coach and his first as the Huskies' special teams coordinator. Gregory has been a member of the staff with Chris Petersen four separate time during his career.
In 2015, Gregory oversaw a linebacker crew that, despite having lost two players to the NFL, anchored the top defense in the Pac-12 Conference. The Husky defense led the Pac-12 in scoring defense and total defense and also finished second in rushing defense. Inside linebackers Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria were among the conference's top tacklers while outside backers Travis Feeney and Cory Littleton both finished in the top 10 in the league in sacks.
In his first season on Montlake in 2014, Gregory oversaw a veteran group of linebackers that included first-team All-American Shaq Thomspon, as well as top tackler John Timu. Between those two and then-junior Travis Feeney, Husky linebackers scored a remarkable seven defensive touchdowns. Timu lead the team in tackles (108), while Thompson won the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player. Thompson was the first-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers following the 2014 season while Timu earned a roster spot with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent, starting several games at the end of the 2015 season.
Gregory joined Washington after spending the 2013 season in the same role for Boise State. He was also interim head coach for Boise State in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl.
Gregory had two stints at Boise State, the second starting in 2010 as linebackers coach. The Broncos led the Western Athletic and Mountain West Conferences in total defense and scoring defense in each of his first three seasons and were third and second, respectively, in 2013.
In Gregory’s first three seasons, the Broncos were one of seven teams to rank among the nation’s top 25 in total defense. They were second nationally in 2010, 16th in 2011 and 12th in 2012. In that same span, opponents averaged just 297.1 yards per game, making the Broncos one of six teams to allow less than 300 yards per game.
In four total seasons, the Broncos’ defense allowed 18.0 points per game. The Broncos ranked second-nationally in scoring defense in 2010 (12.8 ppg), 12th in 2011 (18.7), eighth in 2012 (15.8) and 50th in 2013 (24.8).
Three linebackers earned all-conference accolades during Gregory’s tenure as linebackers coach. J.C. Percy earned first team honors in 2012, Byron Hout (2010) was second team, while Tommy Smith (2012) and Hout (2011) earned honorable mention.
From 2002-09, Gregory served as defensive coordinator at California, a capacity he also held at Boise State in 2001. With the Golden Bears, Gregory’s defenses were annually ranked among the nation’s best. In eight seasons under Gregory, the Bears allowed opponents an average of 22.5 points per game.
The Bears’ defense ranked among the top 10 nationally in four different categories during the 2008 season, while his 2004 team was second in the nation in rush defense (82.5) and eighth in scoring defense (16.0). Gregory was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2004, which honors the top assistant coach in football.
Gregory and Petersen joined Dan Hawkins’ Boise State staff in 2001 to become defensive and offensive coordinators after working together at Oregon. In Gregory’s only season as defensive coordinator at Boise State in 2001, the Broncos were second in the WAC in scoring defense (23.3 ppg) and rushing defense (118.1 ypg).
At Oregon, Gregory served as defensive backs coach from 1998-2000. He was defensive coordinator at Willamette (Ore.) from 1992-97 and was defensive backs coach in 1991.
He spent two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant at Oregon in 1989 and 1990 after starting his coaching career at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He served as defensive backs coach in 1987 and defensive coordinator in 1988.
Gregory is a 1987 graduate of Washington State, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. He played linebacker and defensive back for the Cougars.
Gregory earned his master’s degree in educational policy at Oregon.
He and his wife, Molly, have two sons, Jack and Joe.
• 2016 – Washington – Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
• 2014-2015 – Washington – Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
• 2010-2013 – Boise State – Linebackers
• 2002-2009 – California – Defensive Coordinator
• 2001 – Boise State – Defensive Coordinator
• 1998-2000 – Oregon – Defensive Backs
• 1992-1997 – Willamette – Defensive Coordinator
• 1991 – Willamette – Defensive Backs Coach
• 1989-1990 – Oregon – Graduate Assistant
• 1988 – Washington Univ. (Mo.) – Defensive Coordinator
• 1987 – Washington Univ. (Mo.) – Defensive Backs Coach