Bellevue assistant football coach Danny Razore called it, “one of the best days of my life.”
The 22-year-old said Saturday he has accepted an undergraduate assistant coaching position at Washington. He starts Tuesday.
“This just kind of came up out of nowhere,” Razore said. “When (Justin) Wilcox got hired, I knew a lot about him. I knew he was the youngest, hottest D-coordinator in the country. (Bellevue coach) Butch (Goncharoff) went to work, talked to Sark and said, ‘Listen, are there any openings? We’ve got a coach who would be more than willing to get in the interview process.'”
Razore met with Wilcox and Washington coach Steve Sarkisian Thursday. They spoke again Friday. Once he was offered the position, Razore told Wolverines players he was leaving the program Saturday.
“It’s a great day,” Razore said. “A great day.”
Razore, who graduated from Bellevue in 2008, spent his freshman year at the University of San Diego before suffering a career-ending injury. He transferred to Washington and Goncharoff offered him a position on Bellevue’s coaching staff.
Before accepting the Huskies’ offer, Razore planned to spend the 2012 season as the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator, replacing James Hasty, who is stepping down now that his son, Tyler, is moving on to play at Oregon State.
Now Razore faces a new challenge.
Razore is close with Bellevue standouts Myles Jack and Sean Constantine, a pair of juniors who have Washington offers. It will be interesting to see if duo joins their coach at Washington after their seniors seasons.
Both players are being heavily recruited by both the Huskies and UCLA.