The NFL continued its poaching of Chris Petersen’s University of Washington football coaching staff Tuesday when the Denver Broncos finalized a deal to make Chris Strausser their new assistant offensive line coach. Strausser had been UW’s offensive line coach since 2014 and, before that, a Petersen aide at Boise State.
“Chris Strausser has been an integral part of our staff for a long time,” said Petersen in a statement. “I’m grateful for all of his hard work and dedication that he’s put in over the years. He’s an excellent coach and person, and I have no doubt that he’s going to be an outstanding coach in the NFL. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Strausser coached at Boise State for 12 seasons. For the past two years, he also served as Washington’s associate head coach. Last season, Strausser’s unit placed two linemen — senior Jake Eldrenkamp and sophomore Trey Adams — on the All-Pac-12 first team.
Strausser’s exit comes two weeks after the Atlanta Falcons hired UW wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan as their new quarterbacks coach.