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Former Boise State quarterback named offensive coordinator at Washington

Washington wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan stands on the sideline during a game against Arizona State on Nov. 19, 2016, in Seattle. Washington beat Arizona State 44-18.
Washington wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan stands on the sideline during a game against Arizona State on Nov. 19, 2016, in Seattle. Washington beat Arizona State 44-18. AP

Former Boise State quarterback Bush Hamdan was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Washington on Sunday.

Hamdan is the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he will finish the season. He has served in a variety of roles at Washington (2015-16), Davidson, Arkansas State, Florida, Sacramento State, Maryland and Colorado since spending the 2004 through 2008 seasons as a backup quarterback for the Broncos.

He was the co-offensive coordinator (with Eliah Drinkwitz) and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State in 2013 under current Boise State coach Bryan Harsin, who was his position coach for three years in Boise. But Harsin didn’t bring Hamdan to Boise when he took over the Broncos program in 2014.

Hamdan replaces Jonathan Smith, a former Boise State assistant who was hired as head coach at Oregon State.

“I’m very excited that Bush is coming back to join our staff,” said Washington coach Chris Petersen, who was Boise State’s quarterbacks coach when Hamdan joined the program. “He’s part of the family, and he’s going to do an outstanding job for us.”

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