The file on Gators OC Brent Pease


Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.

University of Florida Sports Information provided the following file on newly hired offensive coordinator Brent Pease:

Brent Pease

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – 1st Season

Coaching Experience

2011 - Boise State (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

2007-10 - Boise State (Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers)

2006 - Boise State (Wide Receivers)

2003-05 - Baylor (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

2001-02 - Kentucky (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

1999-2000 - Northern Arizona (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

1996-98 - Montana (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

1995-98- Montana (Offensive Backs/Wide Receivers)

1991-94 - Montana (Running Backs/Wide Receivers)

Coaching Accomplishments

A 21-year coaching veteran and a former NFL quarterback, Pease spent the previous six seasons at Boise State.

Has served 11 seasons as an offensive coordinator and has coached at his alma mater, Montana (1991-98), as well as Northern Arizona (1999-2000), Kentucky (2001-02) and Baylor (2003-05).

Was Boise State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach in 2011 after spending the previous five seasons as the team’s wide receivers coach and four as BSU’s assistant head coach.

The Broncos averaged 44.2 points and 481.3 yards per game en route to a 12-1 performance and a 56-24 victory in the Las Vegas Bowl over Arizona State.

Pease coached in a bowl game in each of his six seasons at Boise State, including two Fiesta Bowl victories.

Has reached the postseason 13 times in his career, highlighted by a national championship in 1995 at Montana.

At Boise State, Pease and the Broncos posted a 73-6 (.924) record, four conference championships and ranked in the top five of the final Associated Press Poll twice.

Worked with Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, a finalist for the 2011 Maxwell Award and two-time Touchdown Club of Columbus Quarterback of the Year recipient, who became the first signal-caller in FBS to win 50 games in his career, finishing with a mark of 50-3 (.943).

Moore was the first player in NCAA history to record four seasons with both 3,000 yards of total offense and 3,000 passing yards. He was the second player in NCAA history with 3,000 yards of total offense four-straight years (Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan; 2006-09), and the second player in NCAA history with four 3,000 passing yardage seasons (Timmy Chang, Hawaii; 2000, 2002-04). Moore was just the sixth quarterback in NCAA history to eclipse 14,000 career passing yards.

Pease tutored All-Mountain West wideout Tyler Shoemaker and a trio of All-WAC receivers in Austin Pettis, Titus Young and Jeremy Childs.

Shoemaker’s 16 touchdown catches in 2011 set a Boise State single-season mark and he finished with 62 receptions for 994 yards (16.0 avg.), including three-touchdown efforts against Toledo and San Diego State.

BSU wide receiver Matt Miller set school single-season freshman records in each of the three major receiving categories last year with 62 catches for 679 yards and nine TD.

Pettis closed out his career as the school's all-time leader in receptions with 229 and touchdown catches with 39. The two-time first team All-WAC honoree also ranks second on the school's all-time list with 2,838 receiving yards. Pettis was chosen in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, 78th overall.

Young, a three-time first team All-WAC selection who was taken in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions with the 44th choice, wrapped up his career as the school's all-time leading receiver with 3,063 yards. He also set BSU's all-time single-season receiving yardage record with 1,215 in 2010, and he finished second behind Pettis in career receptions (204) and fourth in career receiving touchdowns (25).

Childs, a two-time All-WAC member, is fourth all-time at BSU in career receptions (168) and holds the record for single-season receptions (82) set back in 2007.

Pettis and Young both received invitations to the 2011 Senior Bowl and combined for 2,166 receiving yards and 19 receiving touchdowns in 2010 alone. Pettis reeled in 71 catches for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was part of a Bronco offense that ranked second in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 46.67 points a game during the regular season.

Young became the first Bronco to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark twice (2009, 2010) and averaged 152.42 all-purpose yards per game during the regular season - a mark that ranked in the top-20 nationally.

In 2009, Pease helped construct one of the deepest Bronco receiving corps in recent history. Boise State finished the season with six different receivers that caught at least 20 passes. Pettis set a school record with 14 touchdowns, which included a record streak of 10 consecutive games with a TD catch. Young led the team in receiving with 79 catches for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Prior to his stop at Boise State, Pease spent three seasons as offensive coordinator at Baylor. The Bears broke the school's single-season mark for completion percentage (.595) and established a new standard for total completions with 235 in 2004. BU threw for 2,342 yards, the fifth-highest one-year total in school history, and improved its total offense average (311.8 ypg) by more than 30 yards per game over the team's 2003 output.

In 2003, the Baylor offense produced the program's first 1,000-yard rusher since 1995 (and just the sixth ever at the time) in running back Rashad Armstrong, who earned All-Big 12 honors after rushing for 1,074 yards. The Bears' quarterbacks combined to complete 56.7 percent of their passes on the year, at the time a single-season school record.

During his time at Baylor, Pease coached future NFL wide receivers Trent Shelton (2009 Washington Redskins) and Dominique Zeigler (2008, 2010 San Francisco 49ers).

From 2001-02, Pease served as offensive coordinator at Kentucky, where he helped turn the Wildcats into one of the top scoring offenses in the country. After posting a 2-9 season in Pease's first year, Kentucky finished 7-5 in 2002, which matched its best record since 1984, and ranked 23rd nationally and led the SEC in scoring offense.

Pease coached future NFL players Artose Pinner (Detroit Lions) and Jared Lorenzen (New York Giants) during his two seasons with the Wildcats. Pinner led the SEC in rushing, finished 13th nationally and earned first-team All-SEC in 2002. Lorenzen was 23rd nationally in pass efficiency that season, while Derek Abney was 10th in all-purpose yardage in 2002 and 12th in 2001.

Before moving to the Division I level as a coordinator, Pease spent 10 seasons at Division I-AA schools Montana and Northern Arizona, five of those as a coordinator.

Served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at NAU in 1999 and 2000, helping the Lumberjacks advance to the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.

Coached quarterback Travis Brown, who was the Most Valuable Player of the 1999 Blue-Gray Game.

Was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Montana from 1996-98, and he was an offensive assistant coach from 1991-95.

Pease helped the Grizzlies establish themselves as one of the premier I-AA programs in the mid-'90s, when they won the I-AA national championship in 1995, finished second in 1996 and advanced to the semifinals in 1994.

During his tenure at Montana, the Grizzlies finished with 10 or more wins four times in eight years and made the playoffs each of his last six years.

While he was the team’s offensive coordinator, Montana compiled records of 14-1 (1996), 8-4 (1997) and 8-4 (1998).

Pease’s quarterback in ’95, David Dickenson, won the Walter Payton Award as the I-AA National Player of the Year and was the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player from 1993-95.

Dickenson’s successor, Brian Ah Yat, was a three-year finalist for the Walter Payton Award and played in the Hula Bowl.

Montana quarterbacks won the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year Award in five of his eight seasons at the school. Pease also coached two All-America wide receivers.

Playing Career

After two seasons at Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College, Pease played quarterback at the University of Montana in 1985-86. He led the nation in total offense in 1986 and set nine school records during a standout career.

After college, Pease was drafted by the NFL's Minnesota Vikings and played two years for the Houston Oilers (1987-88). He also has playing experience in the Canadian Football League, the World League of American Football and the Arena Football League. In 1991, he was the first player selected in the inaugural WLAF Draft by the Birmingham Fire.

Personal Information

Birthdate: Oct. 8, 1964

Hometown: Moscow, Idaho

Education: 1990 – Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance from Montana

Family: Wife – Paula; Daughter – Halle (17); Son – Karsten (15)

FCS Championship Finishes

1993: FCS Championship – First Round (Montana)

1994: FCS Championship – Semifinals (Montana)

1995: FCS Championship – National Champions (Montana)

1996: FCS Championship – Finals (Montana)

1997: FCS Championship – First Round (Montana)

1998: FCS Championship – First Round (Montana)

1999: FCS Championship – First Round (Northern Arizona)

Bowl Games as a Coach

2007: Fiesta

2007: Hawaii

2008: Poinsettia

2010: Fiesta

2010: Las Vegas

2011: Las Vegas

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