Washington announces coach Chris Petersen will step down after bowl game

Def. Coordinator Jimmy Lake will take over Huskies
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Posted at 12:13 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 14:47:05-05

SEATTLE (AP) — — The Universtiy of Washington has announced its head football coach and former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen will step down following the Huskies bowl game. Defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake will take over as head coach.

The former Boise State head coach will transition to a leadership advisory role according to the UW Athletics website:

"It has been a privilege and a professional dream fulfilled to be part of this world-class institution," Petersen said. "I will forever be grateful, honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to coach our fine young men on Montlake for these past six seasons. I thank each of them, as well as our coaches and administrative staff for the incredible commitment they've made to Husky football during my tenure. The football program and Husky Athletics across the board will continue to prosper – and do it the right way – with Jen Cohen's leadership and the University administration's commitment to excellence. I'll be a Husky for life, but now is the right time for me to step away from my head coaching duties, and recharge."