Tedford Announces Football Staff Changes

Jan. 3, 2006

BERKELEY - University of California head football coach Jeff Tedford has announced two additions to his coaching staff. Rejoining the Cal program are assistant coaches Dan Ferrigno and Bob Foster.

Ferrigno will coach the Cal receivers while Foster will be in charge of the Bear linebacking corps. Both men have previously been a part of the Cal football program.

Ferrigno, a native of San Francisco, has been the receivers coach at Oregon for the past five years after a year of coaching the receivers and special teams at Southern California. He has had two stints at Cal, coaching the tight ends, receivers and special teams from 1996 through 1999, and serving as a graduate assistant in 1980-81.

'Dan is someone I worked with extensively at Oregon when I was the offensive coordinator and he was the receivers coach,' Tedford said. 'He is a great fit for us and our program, and a great recruiter.'

Ferrigno is a graduate of San Francisco's Riordan High School and San Francisco State University. He has also had coaching stops at St. Ignatius High School, SFSU, Pacific, Western Michigan and Oregon State.

'I am very excited about the opportunity to return to Cal, and to work with Coach Tedford again,' Ferrigno said. 'Cal is a much-changed program since I was last there and I really look forward to going to work.'

Foster was part of Tedford's original Cal coaching staff in 2002. He is a native of Clovis, Calif., and spent 19 years coaching at UC Davis, including a 30-11-1 record during his four years as head coach at the school after a long stint as defensive coordinator. He spent 1998 and 1999 as defensive coordinator at Oregon. Foster also played at UC Davis and is a member of the school's hall of fame. His other coaching stops include Fairfield's Vaden High School and Williamette University

'We are extremely happy to have Bob Foster back with us,' Tedford said. 'He was an integral part of our program when we were getting started and it's exciting to have him back as part of the family. He brings a lot of stability, is a great teacher and excellent with the players.'

'I enjoyed watching this team so much over the last few years that when the opportunity to return presented itself, I jumped at it,' Foster said.

Ferrigno and Foster replace outgoing receivers coach Eric Kiesau and outgoing linebacker coach Justin Wilcox. Kiesau will officially join a coaching staff later in the week, and Wilcox has been named defensive coordinator at Boise State.