BERKELEY – Cal head coach Justin Wilcox announced Tuesday that Beau Baldwin has agreed to become the Golden Bears' offensive coordinator and Steve Greatwood will be the team's offensive line coach.
Baldwin has spent 10 seasons as a head collegiate coach including the last nine campaigns at Eastern Washington (2008-16). Baldwin was also the head coach for one campaign at Central Washington in 2007 with his teams compiling a combined overall record of 95-35 (.731) and 64-16 (.800) in conference play.
Baldwin led his Eastern Washington team to a national FCS title and was named College Sporting News Coach of the Year in 2010. He also won 11 or more games five times and captured five league championships over his final seven seasons as the school's head coach and a total of seven including a pair as the Eagles' offensive coordinator.
Baldwin has been a part of playoff runs at three collegiate levels – NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, NCAA Division II and NAIA. His 23-season collegiate coaching résumé – all at Eastern Washington or Central Washington – includes two national championships, 10 conference championships and 12 postseason appearances.
Before becoming a head coach, Baldwin spent a combined 13 seasons as an assistant first as the quarterbacks coach at Central Washington (1994-2002) before four campaigns as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Washington (2003-06).
"Beau Baldwin has a long and successful track record as a head coach and produced some of the nation's most potent offenses during a long tenure at Eastern Washington," Wilcox said. "We are pleased that he has agreed to join our staff and continue his success in Berkeley."
"This is an incredible opportunity for my family and our career," Baldwin said. "I'm really excited for what lies ahead and the chance to work with Justin Wilcox and the tremendous staff he is putting together at Cal."
Greatwood has produced some of the top offensive lines in college football history over his 37 seasons as a football coach including 32 campaigns over two stints at his alma mater Oregon.
During his three decades of coaching in his hometown, the Eugene native was instrumental to Oregon's tremendous success on offense. Greatwood spent 25 seasons as the offensive line coach at Oregon beginning with a 13-year run (1982-94) that concluded with a 1995 Rose Bowl.
Greatwood came back to Eugene to begin his second stint at Oregon as the Ducks' defensive line coach for five seasons (2000-04) before resuming his duties as the team's offensive line coach (2005-16). He added the title of running game coordinator in 2009.
During his second stint as Oregon's offensive line coach the Ducks reached a pair of national championship games (2010, '14), won four Pac-10/12 titles (2009, '10, '11, '14), piled up 10 or more victories eight times, played in 11 bowl games and posted winning records in each of the first 11 of those 12 campaigns as Oregon compiled a 119-38 (.758) record during the run.
Greatwood was the architect of the team's successful run game that claimed 10 consecutive conference rushing titles (2006-15), ranked in the top 10 in the nation eight times in the past decade, and established single-season school rushing records on four occasions over the last nine campaigns.
"Steve is one of the most respected offensive line coaches in college football and has a long history of success coaching some of the best offensive lines that have ever played the game," Wilcox said. "We are thrilled that he will be joining our staff at Cal."
"I'm excited to start the next chapter and work with a great coaching staff led by Justin Wilcox," Greatwood said. "Cal has had some success over the years and always been a program with tremendous potential. I'm ready to get going and work hard to help this program realize its potential and consistently become one of the best in the country."
Use the embedded link below for today's press conference with new head coach Justin Wilcox and athletic director Mike Williams: