Utes and Huskies have late game Saturday.
Sold out game will be televised on ESPN2
|2012-13||Passing Game Coordinator|
|2014||Las Vegas Bowl|
|2010||Las Vegas Bowl|
|2009 (2008)||Sugar Bowl|
|2006||Armed Forces Bowl|
|1999||Motor City Bowl|
Aaron Roderick, who has played a key role in Utah’s game planning as one of the original members of Kyle Whittingham’s staff, was appointed the co-offensive coordinator in February. He will also coach the quarterbacks for the second year after nine years with the wide receivers.
It is Roderick’s second stint as Utah’s co-offensive coordinator and comes after a season as the passing game coordinator. In 2010, with Roderick as the co-offensive coordinator, Utah finished 23rd in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 33.1 points a game. He called plays down from the press box in both 2009 and 2010 and will resume that role this fall.
In his first year as Utah’s quarterbacks’ coach, Roderick’s primary starter, Travis Wilson, completed 60.7 (190-313) of his passes for 2,170 yards and 18 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Wilson was named the Las Vegas Bowl Most Valuable Player. Roderick also mentored transfer quarterback Kendal Thompson in 2014. Thompson was 1-1 as the starter before a season-ending injury.
In his first nine years, Roderick experienced success with the wideouts, coaching two of Utah’s seven all-time receivers 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).
In addition to 2014 Las Vegas Bowl MVP Wilson, Roderick coached the Offensive MVP of the 2005 Emerald Bowl in receiver Travis LaTendresse, who set bowl records for receptions (16) and yards (214) in a win over Georgia Tech.
Roderick has sent seven receivers to the NFL, including draft picks Reed (fifth round) and Freddie Brown (seventh round). Undrafted free agents who made NFL rosters after playing for Roderick include John Madsen (Oakland, Cleveland), Shaky Smithson (Green Bay), Reggie Dunn (Dallas), Anthony Denham (Houston) and Anderson (San Francisco).
Before coming to Utah in 2005, Roderick spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach at Southern Utah in 2003-04.
As the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks’ coach and recruiting coordinator at Southern Utah in 2004, 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) to set a school record. Receiver Jerome Eason was named first-team all-conference.
In his first year as SUU’s offensive coordinator, the Thunderbirds set the school record for passes attempted and completed (the latter since broken). SUU’s offense also produced several single-game top-10 performances.
Prior to SUU, 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 Yount, 1998
Bachelor’s in sociology
Brigham Young, 2002
Master’s in sociology