LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Former Red Raiders' Offensive Coordinator, Sonny Dykes, is also a name being tossed around to replace Leach as Head Coach.
He is the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the University of Arizona. His father is former Red Raider Head Coach Spike Dykes.
Hometown: Big Springs, Texas
High School: Coronado HS, Lubbock
Last College: Texas Tech
Position: Offensive Coordinator, QBs Coach
At Arizona: Third Year; 16th Year in Coaching
The Dykes File
Date of Birth: Nov. 9, 1969, Big Springs, Texas
High School: Coronado High School, Lubbock, Texas
College: Texas Tech, 1993
Playing Experience: Texas Tech, baseball 1989-93
Recruiting Areas: Dallas, West Texas
Family: Married to Kate Golding, July 2006;
Daughter, Alta Caroline (Ally) born 2008
• Coached quarterback Willie Tuitama to second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2008 and helped him post Arizona single-season and career passing records in nearly all major categories in two years under Dykes' system
• Helped the Wildcat offense add unpredictability in '08, with 400-yard balanced attack. UA was in league's top half in all major offensive categories
• Led Arizona to a No. 10 finish nationally in passing yards per game in 2007.
• Coached then-junior Tuitama to honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2007, and helped develop the offensive scheme that pushed receiver Mike Thomas to first-team all-league status as a junior and senior ('08).
• Boosted Arizona's offensive output by 145 yards per game and boosted its pass efficiency rating a remarkable 43 points from 2006 to 2008. The club finish second in the Pac-10 in passing offense with a school-record 308 yards per game in 2007.
• Texas Tech was No. 3 in passing and No. 6 in total offense in 2006 under his co-direction, throwing for 370 yards and accumulating nearly 450 overall. • Directed an offense that scored 32 points per game in 2006, had two receivers in Division I-A's top three and a third in the top 20 in receptions per game.
• Coached Joel Filani to the No. 3 finish in national receiving yards per game at 100. Filani had 91 catches for 1300 yards and 13 scores. Robert Johnson had 89 catches for 11 TDs.
• Helped develop Filani into two-time first-team All-Big 12 honors and a sixth-round NFL draft selection by Tennessee in 2007. Receiver Jarrett Hicks signed a free-agent deal with San Diego.
• Worked with quarterback Graham Harrell who completed 412 passes for 4,555 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2006, to rate third nationally in total offense.
• Named to the All-American Football Foundation's Mike Campbell Top Assistant Award. Cited as one of the country top college recruiters by Rivals.com. • Coached former Tech pupil Carlos Francis to 20 career scoring receptions and a fourth-round NFL draft pick by Oakland in 2004. • Coached TTU receiver Derek Dorris to an NFL season with the Giants in 2002. Also mentored Kentucky receiver to draft selection and a career with the Falcons.
• Coached Kentucky's James Whalen to AP All-America honors after his Division I-A record for receptions by a tight end.
• Helped Northeast Louisiana receiver Marty Booker set school season and career records, and earn Blue-Gray and Shrine Game spots before third-round 1999 NFL selection by Chicago. • Helped lead Navarro Junior College to the Texas state championship game in 1996.
• Lettered for three years as a baseball player at Texas Tech.
Dykes' Coaching Career
1994 Baseball assistant Monahans, Texas H.S.
1994 Football assistant Pearce High School, Richardson, Texas
1995 Running Backs Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas
1996 Passing Game/QBs Navarro College
1997 Grad Assistant/TEs Kentucky
1998 Receivers Coach Northeast Louisiana
1999 Special Teams/WRs Kentucky
2000 Receivers Coach Texas Tech
2001 Receivers Coach Texas Tech
2002 Receivers Coach Texas Tech
2003 Receivers Coach Texas Tech
2004 Receivers Coach Texas Tech
2005 Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs Texas Tech
2006 Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs Texas Tech
2007 Offensive Coordinator/QBs Arizona
2008 Offensive Coordinator/QBs Arizona
2009 Offensive Coordinator/QBs Arizona
Dykes in Bowl Games
1999 Music City Bowl Kentucky grad assistant
2000 Galleryfurniture Bowl Texas Tech assistant
2001 Alamo Bowl Texas Tech assistant
2002 Tangerine Bowl Texas Tech assistant
2003 Houston Bowl Texas Tech assistant
2004 Holiday Bowl Texas Tech assistant
2005 Cotton Bowl Texas Tech co-coordinator
2006 Insight Bowl Texas Tech co-coordinator
2008 Las Vegas Bowl Arizona coordinator
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