Baldwin Set to Become Offensive Coordinator at Cal


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By Jim McGill, Staff Writer
Posted Jan 16, 2017
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New Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin
With today's resignation press conference, former Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin announced he'd be leaving the Eagles' program to take over as offensive coordinator on new Cal head coach Justin Wilcox's staff with the Bears

A very successful FCS head coach, Baldwin comes to Cal with an overall record of 95-35 as a head coach for EWU. His record includes an FCS national championship in 2010 as well as three semifinal and one quarterfinal playoff appearances in his 9-year stint at EWU.

Baldwin got his start as a head coach at his alma mater, Central Washington in 2007, leading his squad to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the Division 2 quarterfinals. Baldwin moved back to Eastern Washington the following season after being named head coach, where he'd spent 13 seasons as an assistant, with the last four at offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. 

Baldwin (44) is known for his dynamic offenses, finishing top 10 in passing all but one of his nine seasons at EWU, including the number one offense his last two seasons -the most recent with former Cal quarterback (and new Utah offensive coordinator) Troy Taylor serving as his OC.

Among Baldwin's most impressive wins were victories over Pac-12 opponents Washington State (8-5) this season and Oregon State in 2013. EWU also put a scare into the Washington Huskies with tight losses in 2011 and 2014 where they led before being defeated.

Baldwin's move was announced in a press conference this afternoon with Baldwin and EWU's athletic director, Bill Chaves.

After expressing his gratitude for the staff, players and fans of Eastern Washington, Baldwin commented on what drove his decision to leave his position as head coach for the Eagles to move to Cal as a coordinator after passing up several other opportunities to make a move.

"This one's right. It's an incredible opportunity for our family and our career," said Baldwin.

"I have the utmost respect for Coach Wilcox and what he's done and the man he is, so I feel really good about that.

"I have not only the utmost respect for the program that Cal-Berkeley's had over the years but on top of that, the institution. I think they have the number one public university in the country."

New head coach Justin Wilcox will be announced at a press conference at Memorial Stadium Tuesday morning at 11. It's not known yet if Baldwin or any of the other new hires will be introduced or announced at the event. 

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