Utes and Huskies have late game Saturday.
Sold out game will be televised on ESPN2
|2012-13||Passing Game Coordinator|
|2015||Las Vegas Bowl|
|2014||Las Vegas Bowl|
|2010||Las Vegas Bowl|
|2009 (2008)||Sugar Bowl|
|2006||Armed Forces Bowl|
|1999||Motor City Bowl|
Aaron Roderick, in his 12th year at Utah as a member of Kyle Whittingham’s original staff, is in his second season in the dual role of co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
In addition to coaching and advising on game-planning, he will call the plays down from the booth for a fourth season—a duty he also performed in 2009, 2010 and 2015. Roderick, who coached the wide receivers for his first nine seasons at Utah, moved to the quarterbacks in 2014 as the passing game coordinator. He is in his second term as Utah’s co-offensive coordinator, a position he also held in 2010. Utah tied for 23rd in the nation in scoring offense that season, averaging 33.1 points a game.
Quarterback Travis Wilson played his last two seasons under Roderick and finished his career as the Utah record-holder for QB starts (39) and games played (46). Wilson’s 24 career wins ranks second in school history. He was named the MVP of the 2014 Las Vegas Bowl.
Roderick’s receivers also earned multiple accolades. He coached two of the seven receivers in school history to reach 1,000 yards in a season. David Reed set Utah single-season records for receptions (81) and yards (1,188) in 2009 and led the Mountain West Conference in receiving yards per game (91.4). Dres Anderson had 1,002 receiving yards in 2013, led the Pac-12 in yards per reception (18.91) and finished fourth in conference in yards per game (83.5).
Reed was a 2009 first-team all-MWC selection, while Anderson was honorable mention all-Pac-12 in 2013. Three Roderick-coached Utah receivers made second-team all-MWC: Brent Casteel (2006), Freddie Brown (2008) and Jereme Brooks (2010). Travis LaTendresse was the Offensive MVP of the 2005 Emerald Bowl.
Roderick has sent seven players to the NFL, including draft picks Reed (fifth round) and Brown (seventh round). Undrafted free agents who made NFL rosters after playing for Roderick include receivers Anderson, Anthony Denham, Shaky Smithson, Reggie Dunn and John Madsen.
Before coming to Utah in 2005, Roderick spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern Utah in 2003-04.
In 2004, with Roderick as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator, the Thunderbirds finished 21st in the NCAA FCS in total offense, averaging 412.5 yards per game. They also averaged 270.5 passing yards per game (14th in the NCAA FCS)—at the time a school record. Receiver Jerome Eason was named first-team all-conference.
In his first year as SUU’s offensive coordinator, the Thunderbirds set then-school records for passes attempted and completed. SUU’s offense also produced several single-game top-10 performances.
Roderick coached the running backs at Snow College in 2002 and was a graduate assistant at BYU from 1999-2001, working with the linebackers his first year and the receivers his last two years.
After an All-America junior college career at Ricks College from 1994-95, Roderick went to BYU, where he started as a receiver and returner in 1997 and 1998 and made the academic all-conference team.
Brigham Young, 1998
Bachelor’s in sociology
Brigham Young, 2002
Master’s in sociology
Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
Birthdate: Dec. 20, 1972
Family: Daughter Rachel and son Quin.