Cal has made their first coaching hires of the cycle! They are the names that have been leaked early on in the process. Former Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin will be the new Cal offensive coordinator under Justin Wilcox. Former Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood will join Cal in a similar capacity.
Baldwin has been the head coach at Eastern Washington from 2008 to 2016, winning an FCS national title in 2010, earning five league championships, and winning 11+ games five times. Baldwin has compiled a 95-35 record as a head coach.
"Beau Baldwin has a long and successful track record as a head coach and produced some of the nation's most potent offenses during a long tenure at Eastern Washington," Wilcox said. "We are pleased that he has agreed to join our staff and continue his success in Berkeley."
"This is an incredible opportunity for my family and our career," Baldwin said. "I'm really excited for what lies ahead and the chance to work with Justin Wilcox and the tremendous staff he is putting together at Cal."
Greatwood has been an offensive line coach for over three decades, with most of that time being spent at Oregon. His first run at 1982-1994 culminated in a Rose Bowl appearance for the Ducks. He returned to Oregon in 2000 as the defensive line coach before transitioning back to the offensive line in 2005. He became the run game coordinator under Chip Kelly. The Ducks won the conference four times, went to two national title games, and Greatwood sent over a half-dozen Duck linemen to the NFL.
"Steve is one of the most respected offensive line coaches in college football and has a long history of success coaching some of the best offensive lines that have ever played the game," Wilcox said. "We are thrilled that he will be joining our staff at Cal."
"I'm excited to start the next chapter and work with a great coaching staff led by Justin Wilcox," Greatwood said. "Cal has had some success over the years and always been a program with tremendous potential. I'm ready to get going and work hard to help this program realize its potential and consistently become one of the best in the country."