“I am thrilled to have Bob Gregory be part of our employees,” Taylor mentioned. “Bob has had great success within the Pac-12 as each a defensive coordinator and particular groups coordinator. He is an incredible technician and really the most effective folks within the enterprise. Our scholar/athletes will love enjoying for him.”
Gregory has coached within the Pac-12 for 22 years throughout his profession and has additionally been a coordinator (defensive or particular groups) for 22 seasons all through his profession.
“I am excited for the chance to affix Coach Taylor’s employees at Stanford,” Gregory mentioned. “As a veteran of the Pac-12, I’ve seen first-hand how Stanford can appeal to one of the best student-athletes within the nation and win on the highest stage, and I am excited to be part of getting this program again to that place.
“Each on the security place and on our particular groups models, I’m going to be searching for guys who love soccer, and play with nice coronary heart and keenness. I would like our guys to play quick, bodily and with nice method in all conditions.
After spending eight seasons at Washington (2014-21), Gregory spent the 2022 season as a defensive analyst at Oregon.
“Lastly, I need to thank Coach Dan Lanning for the chance to spend this previous season at Oregon, a spot that may be very particular to me. Capping off the season with a win on the Vacation Bowl was an exclamation level to my time again there.”
Gregory was Washington’s defensive coordinator in 2021 earlier than turning into the interim head coach halfway via the season. For the 5 seasons prior, Gregory had served as UW’s particular groups coordinator.
In the course of the four-game 2020 season, Gregory coached inside linebacker Edefuan Ulofoshio, a former walk-on who completed the season with 47 tackles, first within the Pac-12 and fourth within the NCAA (based mostly on per-game common). Ulofoshio earned second staff All-Pac-12 and honorable point out All-America from Professional Soccer Focus.
In 2019, Gregory led the Husky particular groups to a different extremely profitable season. Washington’s punt staff set a college report for punt common, whereas sophomore kicker Peyton Henry completed 19-for-21 on area targets. Washington added one other punt return TD (Aaron Fuller), whereas their punt and kick protection groups each achieved on the highest stage. Opponents totaled simply 44 yards of punt returns all season and managed only a 20.0-yard common on kickoff returns.
The 2018 season was highlighted by the efficiency of UW center linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven, who Gregory helped mentor to the highest of the Pac-12. Burr-Kirven was named first staff All-America by quite a few retailers and gained the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Participant of the Yr award. Burr-Kirven, who was additionally the Pac-12’s soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Yr, posted a outstanding whole of 176 tackles, the best whole by a Husky in 29 years and greater than double any teammate in 2018. Gregory was additionally a key to the Huskies main the Pac-12 in each scoring and whole protection for the fourth consecutive season.
In 2017, Gregory’s linebackers led the Pac-12’s high protection for a third-straight season. Washington led the convention in whole protection (eighth nationally) and scoring protection (fifth nationally). In addition they led the Pac-12 in dashing protection (fourth nationally). Two of his gamers –Burr-Kirven and Keishawn Bierria – earned second staff All-Pac-12 honors. Beirria and Azeem Victor went on to listen to their names referred to as within the 2018 NFL Draft, the primary pair of Husky inside linebackers to be chosen in the identical draft since 1993.
Gregory additionally mentored a particular groups unit that included consensus All-American Dante Pettis, who set a NCAA report for profession punt return touchdowns.
In his first yr overseeing the UW’s particular groups, Gregory’s unitshad numerous success. John Ross and Pettis shaped some of the harmful kick return/punt return duos within the nation whereas the Huskies allowed simply 18.8 yards per kick return and a complete of simply 116 punt return yards all yr.
In 2015, Gregory oversaw a linebacker crew that, regardless of having misplaced two gamers to the NFL, anchored the highest protection within the Pac-12 Convention. The Husky protection led the Pac-12 in scoring protection and whole protection and in addition completed second in dashing protection. Inside linebackers Victor and Bierria have been among the many convention’s high tacklers whereas exterior backers Travis Feeney and Cory Littleton each completed within the high 10 within the league in sacks and went on to play within the NFL in 2016. Littleton, a star for the Los Angeles Rams, earned his first journey to the Professional Bowl in 2018.
In his first season on Montlake in 2014, Gregory oversaw a veteran group of linebackers that included first-team All-American Shaq Thomspon, in addition to high tackler John Timu. Between these two and then-junior Feeney, Husky linebackers scored a outstanding seven defensive touchdowns. Timu lead the staff in tackles (108), whereas Thompson gained the Paul Hornung Award because the nation’s most versatile participant. Thompson was the first-round draft choose of the Carolina Panthers following the 2014 season whereas Timu earned a roster spot with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent, beginning a number of video games on the finish of the 2015 season.
Gregory joined Washington after spending the 2013 season in the identical function at Boise State. He was additionally interim head coach for Boise State within the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl after Chris Petersen departed for Washington.
Gregory had two stints at Boise State, the second beginning in 2010 as linebackers coach. The Broncos led the Western Athletic and Mountain West Conferences in whole protection and scoring protection in every of his first three seasons and have been third and second, respectively, in 2013.
In Gregory’s first three seasons, the Broncos have been one in all seven groups to rank among the many nation’s high 25 in whole protection. They have been second nationally in 2010, 16th in 2011 and 12th in 2012. In that very same span, opponents averaged simply 297.1 yards per sport, making the Broncos one in all six groups to permit lower than 300 yards per sport.
In 4 whole seasons, the Broncos’ protection allowed 18.0 factors per sport. The Broncos ranked second-nationally in scoring protection in 2010 (12.8 ppg), twelfth in 2011 (18.7), eighth in 2012 (15.8) and 50th in 2013 (24.8).
Three linebackers earned all-conference accolades throughout Gregory’s tenure as linebackers coach. J.C. Percy earned first staff honors in 2012, Byron Hout (2010) was second staff, whereas Tommy Smith (2012) and Hout (2011) earned honorable point out.
From 2002-09, Gregory served as defensive coordinator at California, a capability he additionally held at Boise State in 2001. With the Golden Bears, Gregory’s defenses have been yearly ranked among the many nation’s greatest. In eight seasons beneath Gregory, the Bears allowed opponents a median of twenty-two.5 factors per sport.
The Bears’ protection ranked among the many high 10 nationally in 4 completely different classes in the course of the 2008 season, whereas his 2004 staff was second within the nation in rush protection (82.5) and eighth in scoring protection (16.0). Gregory was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2004, which honors the highest assistant coach in soccer.
Gregory and Petersen joined Dan Hawkins’ Boise State employees in 2001 to turn out to be defensive and offensive coordinators after working collectively at Oregon. In Gregory’s solely season as defensive coordinator at Boise State in 2001, the Broncos have been second within the WAC in scoring protection (23.3 ppg) and dashing protection (118.1 ypg).
At Oregon, Gregory served as defensive backs coach from 1998-2000. He was defensive coordinator at Willamette (Ore.) from 1992-97 and was defensive backs coach in 1991.
He spent two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant at Oregon in 1989 and 1990 after beginning his teaching profession at Washington College in St. Louis, Mo. He served as defensive backs coach in 1987 and defensive coordinator in 1988.
Gregory is a 1987 graduate of Washington State, the place he earned a bachelor’s diploma in English. He performed linebacker and defensive again for the Cougars. Gregory earned his grasp’s diploma in instructional coverage at Oregon.
He and his spouse, Molly, have two sons, Jack and Joe.
2023-present – Stanford (Safeties/Particular Groups Coordinator)
2022 – Oregon (Defensive Analyst)
2021 – Washington (Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers)
2020 – Washington (Inside Linebackers/Particular Groups Coordinator)
2016-19 – Washington (Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers/particular Groups Coordinator)
2014-15 – Washington (Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers)
2010-13 – Boise State (Linebackers)
2002-09 – California (Defensive Coordinator)
2001 – Boise State (Defensive Coordinator)
1998-2000 – Oregon (Defensive Backs)
1992-97 – Willamette (Defensive Coordinator)
1991 – Willamette (Defensive Backs)
1989-90 – Oregon (Graduate Assistant)
1988 – Washington College (Mo.) – Defensive Coordinator
1987 – Washington College (Mo.) – Defensive Backs