Four new assistants have been added to Steve Sarkisian's staff at Washington: Mike Cox, Jeff Mills, Doug Nussmeier and Joel Thomas. Dennis Slutak also has been hired as assistant athletic director for football operations.
Here are highlights from the UW announcement:
Cox will coach the Husky linebackers while Mills will handle the safeties. Nussmeier has been named quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, and Thomas will coach the UW running backs.
"I'm really excited about this latest group of coaches we've hired," Sarkisian, the Huskies' first-year head coach, said. "They're all great coaches, great recruiters and great people. They're all excited to be a part of this program and each of them understands the great, rich tradition that UW football has."
All four of the new assistant coaches have ties to the Northwest, and three of the four played their college football at the University of Idaho.
More information is available at GoHuskies.com.