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Sport John Donovan leaves Jaguars to become Univ. of Washington’s offensive coordinator

20:00  10 january  2020
20:00  10 january  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Washington head coach Jimmy Lake announced on Friday that John Donovan will be the school’ s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Donovan spent the last four years with the Jaguars — he was the assistant running backs coach last season — and has previous coordinator experience at Vanderbilt and Penn State. “Coach Donovan has a great deal of experience at both the college and NFL levels, learning from a lot of great offensive minds about coaching the kind of aggressive, pro-style offense we want to play here at Washington ,” Lake said in a statement.

Washington has named Jacksonville Jaguars assistant running backs coach John Donovan its next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Donovan was previously the offensive coordinator at both Penn State and Vanderbilt.

There was some speculation that Kellen Moore might take the offensive coordinator job at the University of Washington this offseason, but word this week has been that he’s staying in that position with the Cowboys and there’s more evidence that he’s staying put.

Two footballs with the Washington Huskies' logo on them during a college football game between the Washington Huskies and the UCLA Bruins on October 6, 2018 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.© Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Two footballs with the Washington Huskies' logo on them during a college football game between the Washington Huskies and the UCLA Bruins on October 6, 2018 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

Washington head coach Jimmy Lake announced on Friday that John Donovan will be the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Donovan spent the last four years with the Jaguars — he was the assistant running backs coach last season — and has previous coordinator experience at Vanderbilt and Penn State.

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John Donovan (born September 11, 1974) is an American football assistant coach who is the current offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of Washington Huskies. After playing for three years for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays football team

Donovan will also be Washington ' s quarterbacks coach. “Coach Donovan has a great deal of experience at both the college and NFL levels, learning from a lot of great offensive minds about coaching the kind of aggressive, pro-style offense we want to play here at Washington ," Lake said in a statement. Donovan was a defensive back in college but switched to coaching on the offensive side of the ball in the mid-2000s while an assistant at Maryland. He became an offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt under James Franklin in 2011 and followed Franklin when he went to Penn State in 2014.

“Coach Donovan has a great deal of experience at both the college and NFL levels, learning from a lot of great offensive minds about coaching the kind of aggressive, pro-style offense we want to play here at Washington,” Lake said in a statement. “From my own experience, I know how much a coach can learn and grow by spending significant time in the NFL. I’m excited for him to get to Seattle and get started.”

The Cowboys haven’t officially announced that Moore will be back, but there may not be a long wait for a statement similar to the one the Huskies put out on Friday.

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