After Jimmy Lake was let go earlier in the year, the Washington Huskies have found their next head coach. They didn’t have to even leave the West coast to find him.

Kalen DeBoer is the new head coach of the Huskies. The news was announced on Monday evening via Twitter by Washington’s football account. Here’s what DeBoer had to say about his new head coaching job via press release:

“My family and I are so grateful for the opportunity to lead such a storied program and be part of this prestigious institution,” said DeBoer. “The tough, hard-nosed tradition of Washington football speaks for itself, and it was obvious throughout this process that UW is committed to competing at the highest level. This is a perfect fit for me and I would like to thank Jen Cohen and President Cauce for their trust. We could not be more excited to get to Seattle and get to work.”

DeBoer was most recently the head coach at Fresno State from 2020 to 2021, where he had a 12-6 record. The Bulldogs finished 2nd in the MWC West with a 9-3 record this season. DeBoer was also the head coach at Sioux Falls from 2004 to 2009.

Other stops in his coaching career include Southern Illinois from 2010 to 2013 as OC, Eastern Michigan from 2014 to 2016 in a similar role, Fresno State’s OC from 2017 to 2018, and lastly with Indiana in 2019. The Hoosiers offense under DeBoer averaged 443 yards per game in 2019.

A new era of Huskies football is underway. How will DeBoer do?