Arizona officially names new Wildcat football coach
If you missed the news, former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was fired by Arizona after going 9-20 in his three seasons serving as the head coach in Tucson.
Not long after pulling the trigger on Sumlin’s tenure in the desert, Arizona has officially named Jedd Fisch the new leader of the Wildcat program.
Not familiar with that name? Fisch most recently served as the quarterbacks coach for the New England Patriots.
Fisch’s previous college experience includes running UCLA’s offense in 2017, serving as the passing game coordinator at Michigan from 2015-2016 and serving as Miami’s offensive coordinator in 2011-2012. Fisch has also served as an assistant coach on several NFL staffs during his coaching career.
“I am honored and humbled to lead the University of Arizona football program,” Fisch said in a statement. “I am 100% committed to building a program that all Wildcat fans will be proud to support. We will study hard, compete hard, recruit hard and be relentless in all aspects of our program. I want to thank President Robbins and Dave Heeke for their belief in me and in my vision for Arizona Football and my family and I cannot wait to immerse ourselves in the UA and Tucson communities.”
Fisch has never served as a head football coach other than an interim role, which he served in two games with UCLA back in 2017.