Boise State President Bob Kustra and Director of Athletics Mark Coyle praised Petersen Friday and looked ahead to the next chapter of Boise State’s unique football story.
“We wish Chris Petersen and his family all the best in their future endeavors,” Coyle said. “Chris is an outstanding coach and role model, and we know he’ll be successful at Washington. We have started a national search for our next head football coach at Boise State and will work tirelessly to find the perfect fit to continue the ascension of Bronco football.”
“I know Bronco Nation joins me in thanking Chris Petersen for all he did to advance Boise State’s football program over the past 13 years,” Kustra said. “He is not only a great coach but a great person and an asset to the community. We were lucky to have him at Boise State and Washington is lucky to get him. We wish Chris and Barbara the very best.
“Boise State fans, players and students know this program was built one brick at a time, with a succession of coaches who moved us to the next level. Our program has advanced steadily with an amazing amount of success through all those years, and we will be looking forward, not backward, making sure that we continue that success. Bronco Nation deserves no less.”
Neither Coyle nor Kustra will have any other comments on this or the coaching search at this time.