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Sonny Dykes, that directed the country’s top-ranked rated offense at Louisiana Tech this past year, has been named head football coach at the University of California, Supervisor of Athletics Sandy Barbour announced Wednesday.
“Sonny Dykes is one of the brightest offensive minds in the country, running a high-octane style of football, one that I’m certain will allow our student-athletes to thrive and that our community will love on game day,” Barbour said. “However, it was far more than his history of a top-ranked offense and his proven success on the football field that solidified my decision; it was the way he described his responsibility to the University at large and his commitment to creating a climate of comprehensive excellence and success for his student-athletes. We discussed the unique place that Berkeley and Cal Athletics occupy in higher education, standing for both academic and athletic excellence. Above all, Sonny values the opportunity to develop relationships with and have an impact on his student-athletes, staff and community.”
Dykes, 43, delivers 18 years of college training deal with to Berkeley, consisting of three seasons as offending planner and quarterbacks coach at Arizona from 2007-09. He invested the past three years as head coach at Louisiana Tech, where he compiled a 22-15 document and also won 16 of 17 routine period games throughout one stretch over the 2011 as well as ’12 seasons.
This previous year, Dykes directed Louisiana Tech to a 9-3 mark, which included road victories over FBS rivals Illinois (52-24), Houston (56-49) as well as Virginia (44-28). The Bulldogs likewise shed a narrow 59-57 choice to a Texas A&M group that later beat top-ranked Alabama as well as gained a spot in the Cotton Bowl. Louisiana Tech got to as higher as No. 19 in the Associated Press survey and also No. 18 in the USA Today poll after jumping out to a 9-1 start.