Cal Football Coaching Staff

Last Game

Stanford
Loss 14-17
Nov 18, 2017
Palo Alto, CA

Justin Wilcox

Head Coach

Justin Wilcox is in his first season as the head football coach at Cal in 2017 after leading some of the top defenses in the country as an FBS defensive coordinator for the last 11 seasons, most recently during the 2016 campaign with Cotton Bowl champion Wisconsin following previous stops in the role at Boise State (2006-09), Tennessee (2010-11), Washington (2012-13) and USC (2014-15). Over his 16 seasons in collegiate coaching, Wilcox has helped coach his teams to 14 bowl games, five conference or division championships and compiled an all-time record of 150-58 as an assistant coach. Wilcox returns to Berkeley after spending three seasons as the Golden Bears' linebackers coach from 2003-05 in his first position as a full-time coach following two campaigns as a graduate assistant at Boise State (2001-02). Cal posted a 26-12 during his first stint in Berkeley with trips to the Insight, Holiday and Las Vegas bowls.

Beau Baldwin

Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs/Assistant Head Coach

Beau Baldwin was hired as Cal’s offensive coordinator on January 17, 2017. Baldwin spent 10 seasons as a head collegiate coach including the last nine campaigns at Eastern Washington (2008-16) after his first head coaching job at Central Washington in 2007. His teams have compiled an 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.

Tim DeRuyter

Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach

Tim DeRuyter was hired as Cal’s defensive coordinator on January 23, 2017. DeRuyter is one of two members of Cal's staff with previous head coaching experience along with offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin. DeRuyter was the head coach at Fresno State for the last four-plus campaigns and has been a collegiate coach for 27 seasons including 16 as a defensive coordinator or co-defensive coordinator. DeRuyter's most recent tenure as the head coach at Fresno State got off to a strong start with the Bulldogs going 20-6 in his first two seasons while winning at least a share of the Mountain West Conference title and qualifying for bowl games in each of his first three campaigns. The conference titles were Fresno State's first since 1999 and first-back-to-back league championships since 1992 and 1993.

Marques Tuiasosopo

Passing Game Coordinator/ Quarterbacks

Marques Tuiasosopo was hired as Cal’s passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach on January 23, 2017. Tuiasosopo has deep ties to the West Coast as a collegiate quarterback at Washington and in the NFL with Oakland before moving on to coaching stints at his alma mater as well as UCLA and USC. Tuiasosopo was on staffs at Washington (2013) and USC (2014-15) that featured Wilcox as the defensive coordinator. Tuiasosopo most recently spent one campaign as the passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach at UCLA in 2016 with the Bruins’ passing offense ranking No. 19 nationally (295.6 ypg). Tuiasosopo first joined the UCLA staff as an intern in the football office in 2011 before being elevated to full-time quarterbacks coach for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. In 2012, he served as UCLA’s tight ends coach for a team that finished 9-5 overall and played in the Holiday Bowl. Tuiasosopo returned to Washington to coach quarterbacks in 2013 and by the end of the season was the interim head coach for the Huskies’ victory over BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl. Washington ranked 16th nationally in completion percentage (65.4%) while senior quarterback Keith Price ended his career as the Huskies’ all-time leader in several categories including completion percentage (64.0%), passing efficiency (143.2) and touchdown passes (75).

Charlie Rangle

Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

Charlie Ragle was hired as Cal’s special teams coordinator/tight ends coach on February 10, 2017. Ragle has spent the past five seasons on the football staff at Arizona including the past four in the same role after joining the Wildcats staff as the assistant director of operations in 2012. He also has more than a decade of experience as a successful high school coach in Arizona. “Charlie Ragle is an enthusiastic and energetic coach who is an excellent addition to our staff both on the field and in recruiting,” Wilcox said. “The special teams units he put on the field at Arizona were consistently among the best in the nation, while the tremendous success he has had in recruiting is powered by his ability to understand the recruiting culture from all perspectives. Having more than a decade of experience as a high school coach allowed him to build an excellent network of strong relationships that are greatly beneficial.” “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity at Cal,” Ragle said. “What is happening under the leadership of Justin Wilcox is very exciting. He is building the foundation for a program that has tremendous potential and a chance to be one of the best in the country and consistently compete for championships.”

Gerald Alexander

Defensive Backs

Gerald Alexander was hired as Cal’s defensive backs coach on January 23, 2017. Alexander spent a combined 10 seasons as a player in the NFL (2007-11) and collegiately at Boise State (2002-06) before launching his coaching career in 2012. Alexander spent the 2016 campaign coaching the secondary at Montana State, where his recruiting areas included Los Angeles County, and helped the Bobcats improve in both passing yards allowed per completion and passing efficiency defense. In 2015, he was the secondary coach at Indiana State after previous stops as a graduate assistant working with defensive backs for a Cactus Bowl team at Washington in 2014 and a Sun Belt co-championship squad who also captured the GoDaddy Bowl at Arkansas State in 2013. Alexander was reunited at Washington with Huskies’ first-year head coach Chris Petersen, who was an assistant during Alexander’s first four seasons at Boise State and the Broncos’ head coach in his final campaign. Alexander worked with a talented group of Washington defensive backs during his single season with the Huskies including Budda Baker and Sidney Jones. Baker was a 2014 Freshman All-American who would go on to unanimous All-American honors in 2016 when Jones was also a second-team All-American. Both would declare for the 2017 NFL Draft and forego their final season of collegiate eligibility at Washington.

Nicholas Edwards

Wide Receivers

Nicholas Edwards was hired as Cal’s wide receivers coach on January 18, 2017. Edwards has been in the same role for the last three seasons (2014-16) at his alma mater Eastern Washington working under new Cal offensive coordinator and then Eagles’ head coach Beau Baldwin. Eastern Washington had outstanding seasons in 2014 and most recently in 2016 when the Eagles compiled a 12-2 overall record with one of the victories a road win at Pac-12 opponent Washington State. Eastern Washington reached the semifinals of the FCS playoffs and were a perfect 8-0 in the Big Sky Conference to win its second league title during Edwards’ three seasons on the coaching staff. Eastern Washington was also Big Sky champions in 2014, finishing 7-1 in league play and 11-3 overall en route to a quarterfinal appearance in the FCS playoffs.

Steve Greatwood

Offensive Line Coach

Steve Greatwood was hired as Cal’s offensive line coach on January 17, 2017. 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 berth after beginning his coaching career with two seasons as a graduate assistant at his alma mater (1980-81). After two seasons with the NFL’s St. Louis Rams (1995-96), he returned to collegiate coaching at Maryland (1997) before spending two seasons at USC (1998-99). Greatwood came back to Eugene as the Ducks’ defensive line coach for five seasons (2000-04) before his second stint as the team’s offensive line coach (2005-16). He added the title of running game coordinator in 2009.

Tony Tuioti

Outside Linebackers

Tony Tuioti was hired as Cal’s outside linebackers coach on February 25, 2017, with the hire completing the Golden Bears’ full-time coaching staff. Tuioti has worked at the NFL, collegiate and high school levels for nearly two decades. He spent the 2016 campaign as the director of player personnel at Michigan and was previously with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns for two seasons after a six-year run in three different roles at his alma mater Hawai’i. “Tony has a tremendous resume that showcases his diverse skill set and abilities both on and off the field,” Wilcox said. “Not only is he an excellent coach, but the experience he has as a director of player personnel will be a tremendous benefit to us in the structuring and organization of our recruiting operation. Finding someone with a skill set as unique and diverse as Tony’s is challenging. We are fortunate that we have found that in Tony and are looking forward to his contributions to our program.”

Jerry Azzinaro

Defensive Line

Jerry Azzinaro was hired as Cal’s defensive line coach on January 31, 2017. Azzinaro has coached for 35 seasons at the collegiate and professional levels including the last four campaigns in the NFL with Philadelphia (2013-15) and San Francisco (2016). His most recent collegiate coaching position was at Oregon (2009-12). Azzinaro has coached four first-round NFL Draft picks during his career in Arik Armstead (San Francisco, 2015), DeForest Buckner (San Francisco, 2016), Dwight Freeney (Indianapolis, 2002) and Dion Jordan (Miami, 2013). Azzinaro finished his recent four-year NFL tenure in San Francisco in 2016, where he reunited with former Oregon defensive ends Armstead and Buckner with the latter earning a spot on the league’s Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team. Buckner finished the season with 73 tackles and a team-high-tying 6.0 sacks.

Torre Becton

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Torre Becton was hired as Cal’s football strength and conditioning coach on January 19, 2017. Becton, a well-respected coach within his industry for his educational approach to the profession, has spent the past six campaigns in the Pac-12 on the strength and conditioning staffs at USC (2016) and Washington (2011-15), helping the programs to bowl games each season. "I am thrilled to be joining the football coaching staff at the University of California," Becton said. "Justin Wilcox is a terrific coach that I was able to make a great connection with when we worked together previously at Washington and I am excited about building upon that at Cal. I'm just looking to do my part to help develop student-athletes to their fullest potential and win championships." Wilcox, who was named Cal's head coach this past Saturday, worked with Becton during the 2012 and '13 seasons at Washington while serving as defensive coordinator for the Huskies.

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