Utes and Huskies have late game Saturday.
Sold out game will be televised on ESPN2
Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers
|2012||Passing Game Coordinator|
|2003-04 Southern Utah|
|2002 Snow College|
|1999-01 Brigham Young|
|1999||Motor City Bowl|
|2006||Armed Forces Bowl|
|2008 (2009)||Sugar Bowl|
|2010||Las Vegas Bowl|
Aaron Roderick, Utah's receivers coach since joining the staff in 2005, is in his second season as the team's passing game coordinator. He not only has field-level experience, but also called plays from the press box for part or all of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Roderick was the co-offensive coordinator in 2010, when Utah finished 23rd in the nation in scoring offense (33.1).
For all his coordinator experience, Roderick is best known for his work with the receivers, among them school record holder David Reed, who led the Mountain West Conference in receiving yards per game (91.4) in 2009 and set Utah single-season records for receptions (81) and yards (1,188). A first-team all-league selection in 2009, Reed now plays for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, who drafted him in the fifth round.
Roderick also coached second-team all-Mountain West honorees Brent Casteel (2006), Freddie Brown (2008) and Jereme Brooks (2010). Brown was a seventh-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals.
His receivers have put on a show in bowl games. Travis LaTendresse was the Offensive MVP of the 2005 Emerald Bowl, setting bowl records for receptions (16) and yards (214) in a win over Georgia Tech. In Utah's 2009 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, Brown had 125 receiving yards. In the 2011 Sun Bowl, DeVonte Christopher's fourth-quarter touchdown grab on fourth-and-14 sent the game into overtime and Utah went on to beat Georgia Tech.
Roderick came to Utah after two seasons (2003-04) as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds finished 21st in the nation in total offense in 2004, averaging 412.5 yards per game. They also averaged 270.5 passing yards per game (14th in the nation) to set a school record. Receiver Jerome Eason was named first-team all-conference.
In his first year as SUU's offensive coordinator, the Thunderbirds set school records for passes attempted and completed, and also produced several single-game top-10 performances.
Prior to SUU, Roderick coached the running backs at Snow College in 2002. He began his career as a graduate assistant at BYU, assisting with the linebackers in 1999 and the receivers in 2000 and 2001.
Orange County, San Diego
After an All-America junior college career at Ricks College from 1994-95, Roderick went to BYU, where he started as a receiver and returner in 1997 and 1998 and made the academic all-conference team.
Brigham Young, 1998
Bachelor's in sociology
Brigham Young, 2002
Master's in sociology
Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
Birthdate: Dec. 20, 1972
Family: Married to Laurel Simpson-Roderick. Daughter Rachel and son Quin.