Washington completed its staff today with the hire of Utah Receivers Coach Aaron Roderick to take over the coaching of WR's and TE's. Roderick has been with Utah since the 2005 season.
During the past four seasons under Roderick, five Ute receivers have caught at least 20 passes, and the 2005 and 2007 teams featured a pair of receivers with 50-plus catches. 2008 saw four Utes with at least 30 catches each, led byFreddie Brown, who had 77 grabs for 900 yards.
Before joining the Ute staff, Roderick spent the 2003-04 seasons as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Southern Utah, where he conducted one of the better Division I-AA offenses. Southern Utah ranked No. 21 in the nation in total offense in 2004, averaging 412.5 yards per game. The Thunderbirds also averaged 270.5 passing yards per game (14th in the nation) to set a new school passing record.
Prior to his stint at SUU, Roderick coached the running backs at Snow College in 2002. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at BYU, assisting with the linebackers in 1999 and the receivers in 2000 and 2001.
He was an All-America junior college receiver at Ricks College from 1994-95 before transferring to BYU, where he redshirted in 1996. Roderick started for the Cougars as a receiver and returner in 1997 and 1998. He was also an academic all-conference selection.