Graduate assistant Jacob Peeler was promoted to fulltime inside receivers coach, filling the final spot on coach Sonny Dykes’ staff. Peeler replaces Rob Likens, who left to become offensive coordinator at Kansas.
Peeler has worked with the inside receivers at Cal during the last two seasons for a pair of record-breaking offenses as a graduate assistant.
“Jacob Peeler will be a terrific football coach and an excellent recruiter,” Dykes said. “He has proven his worth to our football program both here at Cal and previously at Louisiana Tech.
“Jacob has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for everything he does and a tremendous rapport with both the players and his fellow coaches. We’re excited to be able to add him to our full-time coaching staff.”
“I am beyond excited to continue my coaching career at Cal,” Peeler said. “Regardless of where you are in the country or even the world for that matter, the Cal brand is well renowned. The opportunity to join the full-time staff is a dream come true.”
Cal set or equaled 10 school or modern-era single-season records on offense in 2014, including single-season passing yards (4,152).
Peeler spent four seasons (2009-12) in quality control and graduate assistant roles on the football staff at his alma mater Louisiana Tech including the final three campaigns when Dykes was the team’s head coach. Before returning to Louisiana Tech he coached at both Itawamba Community College and Independence Community College.
Four other current Cal coaches will have new assignments in 2015:
– Linebackers coach Garret Chachere now also is associate head coach.
– Pierre Ingram has moved from running backs coach to wide receivers/passing game coordinator/recruiting coordinator.
– Offensive coordinators and quarterbacks coach Tony Franklin also will oversee running backs.
– Special teams coordinator Mark Tommerdahl has added assistant head coach duties.