DeShaun Foster Named UCLA Coach


UCLA has named former star Running Back DeShaun Foster it’s head coach after Chip Kelly left to become the Offensive Coordinator of Ohio State.

Foster, 44, played for UCLA from 1999-2001 and ran for 2,157 yards and 28 touchdowns for the Bruins before being drafted by the Carolina Panthers. Foster played six years in the NFL, with five with the Panthers and one with the San Francisco 49ers and rushed for 3,570 yards and 11 touchdowns.

In 2012, he joined Jim L. Mora‘s staff at UCLA as a volunteer assistant, before becoming a graduate assistant the following year. In 2015, he became the program’s director of player development and high school relations.

In 2016, he left UCLA and joined Texas Tech as its running backs coach under Kliff Kingsbury. On January 21, 2017, he returned to UCLA, serving in the same role on Chip Kelly‘s initial staff.