TE Coach, UCLA
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Jeff Faris was hired as tight ends coach at UCLA in January of 2022. In 2021, he served in the positions of co-offensive coordinator and play-caller, as well as quarterbacks coach at Duke. In his first season with the Bruins, tight ends Michael Ezeike and Hudson Habermehl each posted season-bests for receptions and combined for six scoring receptions. Ezeike became the first Bruin player to record three scoring catches in a game since 2017. The Bruin offense achieved numbers never seen before in Westwood while averaging over 500 yards (503.6) of total offense for the first time in school history, a mark which rated fourth in the nation. Faris began his tenure on the Duke staff in 2012 as a graduate assistant coach, a role he held for two seasons. He was promoted to assistant coach in March 2014, guiding the wide receivers from 2014-17 and the tight ends, from 2018-2020, before being elevated again to co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in January 2021. Faris also served as the offensive recruiting coordinator from 2017-2020. At the conclusion of the 2018 season, Faris was named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FBS Assistant Coach of the Year. The AFCA selected one assistant coach from each of the five divisions of college football for dedication to his team and community. The honorees annually are assistant coaches who excel in community service, commitment to the student-athlete, on-field coaching success and AFCA professional organization involvement.