Luke Huard of Puyallyp has joined the Illinois State staff as quarterbacks coach.
Huard had been a graduate assistant at UW for the past two seasons, working closely with quarterback Jake Locker.
Between his time as a Viking and a Husky, Huard spent two seasons at the University of North Carolina, where he played in seven games for UNC and started four as a freshman in 1999.
As at Puyallup High, Huard was the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year as a senior and twice earned conference player of the year honors. He was an all-state selection and an honorable mention All-America selection. As a senior, he led Puyallup to a 12-1 record and the state 4-A semifinals while throwing for 2,650 yards and 39 touchdowns.
More information is available at the Illinois State website.