Torrey Myers joined the Washington football staff prior to the 2008 season as a graduate assistant coach. He worked with the defensive coaches in 2008 and now has the title of Defensive Program Assistant.
Myers, who completed the UW's Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership master's program in June, 2008, came to the UW after having been the tight ends coach at Western Washington University during the spring of '08. In 2007, he was an offensive intern for the Vikings.
Prior to his time at Western Washington, Myers was an offensive or defensive coordinator at three high schools in his native New Mexico and also in Arizona.
His first job was at his alma mater, Rio Grande High in Albuquerque, where he was offensive coordinator for two seasons in 2002 and 2003. After that, he moved to Carlsbad (N.M.) High, where he also served as offensive coordinator. After two seasons at Carlsbad, he moved on to Coolidge High School in Coolidge, Ariz., where he was defensive coordinator. He helped the Bears to a 12-1 record and a state championship in 2006.
Myers, a member of his high school's hall of fame, played wide receiver at Western New Mexico University from 1997 to 2001 and earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from WNMU in 2002. In 2008, he earned a master's degree in education from the University of Washington.