Petersen steps down as Washington head coach
In somewhat shocking news on Monday, Chris Petersen stepped down from his position with the Washington football team. The Huskies were ranked 13th in the preseason polls but finished with just a 7-5 record and in fourth place in the PAC-12 North. Petersen cited anxiety and stress as factors contributing to his decision.
Coach Petersen joined Washington in 2014 after a successful 7 year stint as head coach at Boise State, which the Broncos first ever BCS game in 2007. In 6 years with Washington, he led the team to the college football playoff in 2016 and 2 PAC-12 championships.
Peterson will take an advisory roll within the athletic department. Defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake will replace him after the team’s bowl game.
For more information, you can read this release from the university.