Weber State football: Dave Schramm hired as offensive coordinator

Tuesday , January 30, 2018 - 4:21 PM


OGDEN — For the second time in his tenure as Weber State head football coach, Jay Hill must replace his offensive coordinator. This time, he’s gone to an old colleague for the job.

Weber State has hired former, longtime University of Utah assistant Dave Schramm as the team’s new offensive play-caller, the school confirmed to the Standard-Examiner on Tuesday.

Schramm has been busy on the recruiting trail, pictured Monday in the Arizona home of 2018 quarterback commit Kylan Weisser and at Mesa High School to visit star Mesa running back Kris Jackson, who committed to WSU on Tuesday.

Schramm is a 25-year college football assistant coach, most recently working for four seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Fresno State (2012-15), where he coached Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and was nominated in 2013 as one of the top assistants in college football.

Hill and Schramm coached together at Utah from 2005-11, where Schramm worked as running backs coach and was offensive coordinator for two seasons. He also coached for 12 seasons at San Diego State and two at Montana.

“I’m really excited to be coming to Weber State,” Schramm said later in a release from the school. “I’ve always had a great relationship with Jay Hill and I know he’s done a great job at Weber State. I’m looking forward to helping keep the Wildcat program going.”

Schramm, 54, replaces Fesi Sitake, who was Hill’s offensive coordinator for two seasons before being hired by BYU in December 2017. Steve Clark, WSU’s offensive coordinator from 2014-15, was hired by BYU in 2016.

“We are very excited to welcome Dave to Weber State,” Hill said in the release. “He has a tremendous amount of experience and will bring a wealth of knowledge to our coaching staff. He’s also very good in recruiting and is a great offensive mind. I worked with him for many years at Utah and we’ve built a really good relationship.”

Schramm initially took a job to call plays at Florida International at the school’s hiring of Butch Davis prior to the 2017 season, but later decided not to take the job, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

Weber State went 11-3 in 2017 and finished the season ranked No. 5 in both major FCS polls, scoring 33.7 points per game.

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