Luke Huard To Serve As USC’s Interim Inside Wide Receivers Coach
LOS ANGELES--Luke Huard, who joined the USC football staff in February as an offensive analyst, will serve indefinitely as interim inside wide receivers coach while Dave Nichol, USC's inside wide receivers coach and associate head coach for offense since December, focuses on a private medical matter, USC head coach Lincoln Riley announced today (March 21).
Huard spent the past 3 seasons (2019-21) as an offensive analyst at Texas A&M. Before that, he coached at Sacramento State (co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2017 and 2018), Georgia State (offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2013 to 2016) and Illinois State (quarterbacks coach in 2009, then offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2012).
After being named Washington's 1997 Gatorade Player of the Year as a quarterback at Puyallup High, he played at North Carolina for 3 seasons before an injury ended his career and he became a high school coach. His brothers, Damon and Brock, were quarterbacks at Washington and in the NFL.
Nichol spent the previous 2 seasons at Mississippi State as the inside receivers coach. He also has coached at Washington State, East Carolina, Arizona, Baylor and Texas Tech. Among the receivers he has coached are Jaden Walley (2020 Freshman All-American) at Mississippi State and Gabe Marks (set Pac-12 career receptions record), Renard Bell (2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman) and Brandon Arconado (2019 Pac-12 receiving yardage leader) at Washington State. With Nichols coaching receivers, East Carolina was third nationally in passing offense in 2014 and Arizona was third in 2011 and 10th in 2010. He has coached in 16 bowl games in his career. He played wide receiver at Texas Tech.