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Brent Pease, who spent the 2006 through 2011 seasons on Chris Petersen's Boise State staff, reunited with Petersen as the Huskies' wide receivers coach in 2014. In 2015, he's back for a second season in that same capacity.
In 2014, Husky receivers gained a reputation for explosive plays. Sophomore John Ross alone scored on receptions of 91, 55, 75 and 86 yards during the 2014 season. Meanwhile, Jaydon Mickens finished the season with 60 receptions, tied for 10th-most in Washington history.
Pease, a 24-year coaching veteran, most recently, prior to coming to Seattle, spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida, the same position he held at Boise State in 2011. He was also the Broncos' wide receivers coach for the five seasons before that.
A Pacific Northwest native, Pease was born in Moscow, Idaho, and attended Mountain Home (Idaho) High School, where his father was head football coach. After high school, he went to Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College, starting the 1984 season. He transferred to Montana in 1985 and started at QB for the Grizzlies in 1986.
Pease was drafted by the Vikings in the 11th round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He went on to play for the Houston Oilers (spending time as a backup to Husky legend Warren Moon) and also played for the Birmingham Fire and the New York/New Jersey Knights in the World League.
Pease began his coaching career at Montana in 1991, spending five seasons there coaching QBs, running backs and receivers during his time in Missoula. In 1995, the Griz won the NCAA Division I-AA championship, led by quarterback Dave Dickenson, the winner of the Walter Payton Trophy and Big Sky MVP.
In 1996, Pease was promoted to offensive coordinator, a position he held from for three seasons.
Pease spent the 1999 and 2000 seasons as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and QBs coach at Northern Arizona before spending the following two years as OC and QBs coach at Kentucky, where he mentored future NFL signalcallers Jared Lorenzen and Shane Boyd.
Pease followed Kentucky head coach Guy Morriss to Baylor, serving as the Bears' offensive coordinator from 2003 through 2005 before heading to Boise State, initially as wide receivers coach.
During his six seasons in Boise, Pease was a part of the Broncos' greatest successes, including the 13-0 2006 season that culminated with a win over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. He was also on the staff that led the Broncos to a 14-0 record and another Fiesta Bowl victory in 2009.
At Boise State, Pease coached quaterback Kellen Moore, a finalist for the 2011 Maxwell Award and the first QB in NCAA FBS history to record 50 career victories as a starter (Moore was 50-3). Moore was also the first FBS player to record 3,000 yards passing and total offense in four straight seasons and was one of only six QBs to surpass 14,000 career passing yards.
A 1990 graduate of Montana with a degree in health and human performance, Pease and his wife, Paula, have two children, Halle and Karsten.
• 2014-2015 – Washington – Wide Receivers
• 2012-2013 – Florida – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• 2011 – Boise State – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• 2007-2010 – Boise State – Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers
• 2006 – Boise State – Wide Receivers
• 2003-2005 – Baylor – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• 2001-2002 – Kentucky – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• 1999-2000 – Northern Arizona – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coord./QBs
• 1996-1998 – Montana – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
• 1995-1998 – Montana – Offensive Backs/Wide Receivers
• 1991-1994 – Montana – Running Backs/Wide Receivers