Brent Pease, who spent two seasons as the University of Washington’s wide receivers coach, made his way to the Sun City and is in his second year as UTEP's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

UTEP’s quarterbacks combined for 21 throwing scores, 2,204 yards on 195-of-327 passing and only eight interceptions. UTEP ranked in the middle of the pack in Conference USA in pass efficiency (132.5).

Ryan Metz was the bright spot under center as the then-sophomore passed for 14 scores and only four interceptions. Metz led the team with 1,375 passing yards on 130-of-201 passing. Metz’s 64.7 passing percentage in 2016 ranks second best on the program’s all-time single-season list and ranked third in Conference USA. Zack Greenlee threw five scores, while Kavika Johnson and Aaron Jones each tossed a touchdown.

The Miners threw for a season-high 293 yards on 25-of-34 passing at LA Tech. During a 5OT win at UTSA, UTEP passers combined for 285 passing yards and four scores. Metz tossed three touchdowns (t-career high), including the game winner in the fifth overtime, while Johnson launched a 74-yard score.

After Metz’s performance at UTSA, he was named one of eight Manning Award Stars of the Week. Greenlee opened his UTEP career with a three-touchdown showing and 229 yards on 15 completions against rival NM State.

The Miners ranked fifth in C-USA in rushing yards per game (185.5) and rushed for 20 scores. UTEP averaged 5.4 yards on 409 attempts.

Aaron Jones excelled under Pease’s offensive system, rushing for a school-record 1,773 yards and 17 touchdowns. Jones ended his UTEP career with a 301-yard performance against North Texas – the second most yards rushed for by a Miner in a single game.

The 25-year coaching veteran spent six seasons on Chris Petersen's Boise State staff and reunited with Petersen in 2014. In 2015 he guided the Huskies to their sixth straight bowl game, which is the third-longest active streak in the Pac-12 conference. Pease mentored senior Jaydon Mickens who ranked No. 2 in UW career receptions (203) and No. 5 in career receiving yards (2,187). Mickens finished the season with a best of 692 receiving yards, including a showing of five catches for 100 yards versus Arizona State.

In 2014 Husky receivers gained a reputation for explosive plays. Sophomore John Ross alone scored seven total touchdowns, four of which were receptions of over 50 yards. Ross recorded a career-best reception of 91 yards, which is the second longest in UW history. Meanwhile Mickens finished the season with 60 receptions, tied for 10th-most in Washington history.

Prior to heading to Seattle, Pease spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida. He coached starting quarterback Jeff Driskel for two seasons. As a sophomore, Driskel completed 156-of-245 passes for 1,646 yards with 12 touchdowns. The athletic quarterback also ran 118 times for 408 yards (3.5 avg.) on the season with three touchdowns. His rushing yards ranked seventh in school history by a quarterback for a single season. In 2013 Driskel threw for 477 yards,  completing 42-of-63 passes before suffering a season-ending injury.

In 2011 Pease was promoted to offensive coordinator at Boise State. He had previously served as the wide receivers coach for the Broncos for five seasons, including 2006 when head coach Sean Kugler was on the coaching staff.

As the coordinator, Pease led the sixth-ranked Broncos to a dominating victory over Arizona State at the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. That season Pease coached quarterback Kellen Moore, a finalist for the 2011 Maxwell Award and the first quarterback in NCAA FBS history to record 50 career victories as a starter (Moore was 50-3). Moore was also the first FBS player to record 3,000 yards passing and total offense in four straight seasons and was one of only six quarterbacks to surpass 14,000 career-passing yards.

Since joining the Bronco coaching staff in 2006, Pease made his mark on the Boise State football program, helping coach some of the most productive wide receivers in school history. Under Pease’s guidance from 2007-10, former Bronco Austin Pettis and Titus Young played their way to the top of the Boise State record books. Young was a second-round NFL Draft selection by the Detroit Lions, and Pettis was selected in the third round by the St. Louis Rams. Pettis finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (229) and receiving touchdowns (39), while also ranking second in career receiving yards (2,838). Young, meanwhile, ranked No. 1 all-time in career receiving yards (3,063) and No. 2 in career receptions (204). He also ranked fourth in career receiving touchdowns (25).

Pettis and Young both played their way to first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in 2009 and 2010. Pettis earned the honor in 2009 after a record-setting season in which he caught a school-record 14 touchdowns, including a record streak of 10 consecutive games with a scoring catch.

Pease also coached Jeremy Childs into the Bronco record books. The former first team All-WAC selection currently ranks sixth all-time in career receptions (168) and ranks second for single-season receptions (82; 2007).

In 2010 Pease was named the FootballScoop Wide Receivers Coach of the Year presented by SpeedTracs. Under the tutelage of Pease, a dynamic trio of receivers helped Boise State average 46 points per game, while completing 71 percent of passing attempts.

Before joining the Bronco coaching staff in 2006, Pease had spent the previous three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Baylor. In his last season at Baylor, Pease helped the Bears post a 5-6 record, their best finish since 1995.

From 2001-02 Pease served as offensive coordinator at Kentucky, where he helped turn the Wildcats into one of the top scoring offenses in the country. After posting a 2-9 season in Pease’s first year, Kentucky finished 7-5 in 2002 – matching the team’s best record since 1984 - and was ranked 23rd-nationally in scoring offense.

Pease coached future NFL players Artose Pinner (Detroit Lions) and Jared Lorenzen (New York Giants) during his two seasons at Kentucky. Pinner finished 13th in the nation in rushing in 2002 and Lorenzen was 23rd in pass efficiency that season.

Under Pease’s guidance, Derek Abney ranked 10th-nationally in all-purpose rushing in 2002 and was 12th in 2001.

Before moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision level as a coordinator, Pease spent 10 seasons at Football Championship Subdivision schools Montana and Northern Arizona, five of which as a coordinator. Pease served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at NAU from 1999-2000.

He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Montana, his alma mater, from 1996-98 and was an offensive assistant coach for the Grizzlies from 1991-95. Pease helped the Grizzlies establish themselves as one of the premier FCS programs in the mid-1990s when they won the FCS national championship in 1995, finished second in 1996 and advanced to the semifinals in 1994. During Pease’s tenure at Montana, the Grizzlies finished with 10 or more wins four times in eight years. And while he was offensive coordinator, the team compiled records of 14-1 (1996), 8-4 (1997) and 8-4 (1998).

While at Montana, Pease played a key role in the success of star quarterbacks Dave Dickenson and Brian Ah Yat. Montana led the FCS in passing in 1996, averaging 339.6 yards per game while leading the Big Sky Conference in both 1996 and 1998. Under Pease, Ah Yat threw a Big Sky-record 42 touchdown passes in 1996. Dickenson ranks first in Big Sky history in total offense and Ah Yat is 12th. Ah Yat led the FCS in 1996 with an average of 340.36 yards of total offense per game. Dickenson was the 1995 Walter Payton Award winner and an Associated Press All-American in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Ah Yat was a Payton Award finalist and a FCS All-American in 1996 and 1998. Dickenson and Ah Yat combined to win five Big Sky MVP awards.

Pease graduated from Mountain Home (Idaho) High School in 1983. He played quarterback at Walla Walla Community College from 1983-84 and at Montana from 1985-86. Pease ranked ninth at Montana in both single-season and career passing. Pease was drafted by the Vikings in 1987 and was later released and picked up by the Oilers. Pease started three games with Houston during the strike-shortened season in 1987. He was a backup for Warren Moon during the 1988 campaign. He graduated from Montana in 1990 with a degree in health and human performance with an emphasis in social science. He and his wife Paula have one daughter, Halle and one son, Karsten.

Brent Pease

Brent  Pease

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater:
Montana 1990


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