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January 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Jordan Paopao retained as tight ends coach, completing Chris Petersen’s first UW staff

Jordan Paopao (center) has been retained as UW's tight ends coach. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Jordan Paopao (center) has been retained as UW’s tight ends coach. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Washington will have a holdover on its coaching staff after all.

New coach Chris Petersen has completed his first staff at UW by retaining Jordan Paopao as the Huskies’ tight ends coach, a position Paopao held at UW in 2013. Before that, Paopao had served as a graduate assistant for two seasons on Steve Sarkisian‘s staff, overseeing tight ends both seasons.

Petersen had offered the tight ends coaching position to Marques Tuiasosopo, who last week accepted an offer from Sarkisian to become the USC associate head coach/tight ends coach.

Petersen and his new staff will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning at UW.

According to his UW bio, Paopao came to the UW from Stanford, where he served as a recruiting assistant under Jim Harbaugh, who coached him during his playing career at the University of San Diego. At USD, Paopao was a three-time first-team All-Pioneer Football League selection and three-time Mid-Major All-American. He was a four-year starter at center and twice helped the Toreros to a pair of 11-1 seasons.

Paopao, who prepped at El Camino High in Oceanside, Calif., is the son of former UCLA football player Tony Paopao and the nephew of former standout BC Lions quarterback Joe Paopao. Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from USD in 2008.

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