Utes and Huskies have late game Saturday.
Sold out game will be televised on ESPN2
|2012-13||Passing Game Coordinator|
|2003-04 Southern Utah|
|2002 Snow College|
|1999-01 Brigham Young|
|1999||Motor City Bowl|
|2006||Armed Forces Bowl|
|2008 (2009)||Sugar Bowl|
|2010||Las Vegas Bowl|
After nine seasons spent coaching Utah's wide receivers, Aaron Roderick assumed the role of quarterbacks' coach in the spring. Even prior to the position switch, his influence on Utah's passing game extended beyond his work with the receivers.
Last year, Roderick doubled as the passing game coordinator, and in 2009 and 2010, he called plays down from the press box. He was the co-offensive coordinator in 2010 when the Utes finished 23rd in the nation in scoring offense (33.1).
Before coming to Utah in 2005, Roderick spent two seasons coaching the quarterbacks at Southern Utah, where he also served as the offensive coordinator from 2003-04.
He leaves his job as the receivers' coach with some notable accolades. Of Utah's seven receivers who have reached 1,000 yards in a season, two were coached by Roderick. 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 as a junior last year, 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).
Roderick also coached the Offensive MVP of the 2005 Emerald Bowl, receiver Travis LaTendresse, who set bowl records for receptions (16) and yards (214) in a win over Georgia Tech.
He currently has three players on NFL rosters: Reed, now with San Francisco, was drafted in the fifth round by Baltimore and played three seasons there and one at Indianapolis. Reggie Dunn (New England) and Anthony Denham (Houston) are both undrafted free agents on current NFL rosters.
In his former position as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Southern Utah, the Thunderbirds finished 21st in the NCAA FCS in total offense in 2004, 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 school records for passes attempted and completed, and 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.
Orange County, Inland Empire
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.