Brent Pease

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brent Pease
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Wide Receivers Coach
Team Washington
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1964-10-08) October 8, 1964 (age 50)
Moscow, Idaho
Playing career
Minnesota Vikings
Houston Oilers
Miami Dolphins
Chicago Bears
Birmingham Fire
New York/New Jersey Knights
Cincinnati Rockers
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Montana (OFF ASST)
Montana (OC)
Northern Arizona (OC/QB)
Kentucky (AHC/OC/QB)
Baylor (OC/QB)
Boise State (WR)
Boise State (AHC/WR)
Boise State (OC/QB)
Florida (OC/QB)
Washington (WR)

Brent Richard Pease (born October 8, 1964) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the Washington Huskies football team of the University of Washington. He previously was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Florida Gators football team of the University of Florida.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Moscow, Idaho, Pease grew up in Mountain Home and played quarterback at Mountain Home High School, where his father Rich was head coach. [1][2] After graduation in 1983, he enrolled at Walla Walla Community College, a junior college in Washington. Pease played in only two games during his freshman season,[3] before becoming the Warriors' starting quarterback as a sophomore in 1984. Pease transferred to the University of Montana in 1985, and became the starting quarterback as a senior in 1986.

Pease was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the eleventh round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He was released and picked up by the Houston Oilers, for whom he started three replacement games during the strike-shortened 1987 season. He spent another year in Houston as a third-stringer behind Warren Moon and his back-up Cody Carlson.

In February 1991, Pease became the first quarterback selected in the World League of American Football draft by the Birmingham Fire.[4] After spending the 1991 season as a part-time starter for the Fire, Pease spent 1992 as the backup to Reggie Slack for the New York/New Jersey Knights. Behind Pease as the no. 3 quarterback was future NFL backup Doug Pederson.

Coaching career[edit]

Pease began his coaching career while still playing in the World League as an offensive assistant coach at his alma mater, Montana, in the fall of 1991. He spent five seasons in that capacity, coaching quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. In 1995, the Grizzlies won the NCAA Division I-AA championship and quarterback Dave Dickenson, tutored by Pease, received the Walter Payton Award and earned Big Sky Conference MVP honors. The following year, new head coach Mick Dennehy promoted him to offensive coordinator, a position he held for three seasons. He left Montana in 1999, joining Jerome Souers' staff at Northern Arizona as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Pease was the offensive coordinator at Kentucky under head coach Guy Morriss from 2001 through 2002. While at Kentucky Pease coached future NFL quarterbacks Jared Lorenzen and Shane Boyd. He then served as the offensive coordinator at Baylor under Morriss from 2003 to 2005.

In 2006, Pease became wide receivers coach at Boise State, adding the title of assistant head coach the following year. In December 2010, Pease was named offensive coordinator at Indiana University. However, he returned to Boise less than two weeks later, succeeding Bryan Harsin as the Broncos' offensive coordinator.

Following the 2011 season, Pease was hired by the Florida Gators as their new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.[5] Since joining the Gators as offensive coordinator, the team has not ranked in the top 100 teams in terms of pass offense or scoring offense. Following the 2013 season, and after losing to Florida State University 7–37, Pease and UF parted ways. On December 17, 2013, Pease was hired by Chris Petersen at the University of Washington to be the wide receivers coach.


  1. ^ Idaho Statesman - Brent Pease the latest Idaho native to become Boise State’s offensive boss - 2011-08-07
  2. ^ - blog - Going through the 'If Brent Pease leaves' scenario - 2012-01-09
  3. ^ "Pease for the Griz?". The Spokesman-Review. November 15, 1987. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (February 19, 1991). "Pease first quarterback selected in WLAF: Workouts begin Monday". Portsmouth Daily Times. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (January 11, 2012). "Florida hires Boise's Pease as offensive coordinator". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]