Marcus Arroyo’s ascent up the collegiate football coaching ranks continued here Saturday afternoon when the former Colfax High grid standout was named the new quarterbacks coach for the Calfornia Golden Bears. Arroyo, a 1998 CHS graduate who directed Colfax High to a pair of league championships and earned Cal-Hi Sports all-state quarterback honors in his senior season, takes the new position at Cal after being the offensive coordinator at Wyoming the past two seasons.
“It was a tremendous opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” said Arryo Saturday. “To be able to get to the Pac-12 and coach under a coach like Jeff Tedford is something I’ve always dreamed about.” Saturday was a busy day for Tedford as he also announced Jim Michaelczik as the Bears’ new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach and promoted Ron Gould to the team’s run game coordinator.
“Marcus is a tremendous addition to our staff,” said Tedford in a Cal press release. “He has done an excellent job developing quarterbacks throughout his coaching career. He’s young and enthusiastic, but he also has more than a decade of experience coaching and playing the posiotion at the collegiate level. We’re excited to bring him into our program.” Arroyo noted that growing up in Northern California he has always followed and admired Cal’s program. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to join the football coaching staff at the University of California," said Arroyo. "Growing up in Northern California, I have long admired Cal as a place that is a fabulous university with an excellent football program. I hope that I can add to what Cal already is by bringing my energy, enthusiasm and knowledge for the game of football and specifically the quarterback position."
Arroyo, who turned 31 in January, started his coaching career at San Jose State as an undergraduate assistant in 2003. In 2004, he went to Prairie View in Texas where he was the offensive coordinator. He then returned to San Jose State in 2005 working as an assistant coach and quarterbacks coach.
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