Mike Moroski
Last College:
UC Davis '79

Assistant Head Coach (running backs)

24th year


In more than 20 years at the helm of the Aggie offense, Moroski has developed one of the most prodigious systems in college football. The 2000 squad averaged just shy of 520 yards and 47 points per game, finishing second among Division II teams in each category. The 2001 team again ranked among the top 10 in those departments, totalling 511 yards and 41 points per contest during the regular season.

Like head coach Bob Biggs, Moroski is among the most successful quarterbacks in the history of a program that has produced a seemingly endless line of great passers. In his career from 1975 to 1978, he set numerous school records and earned back-to-back Far West Conference Player of the Year honors in his final two seasons. Additionally, Moroski was one of the top pitchers on the Aggie baseball team. He was enshrined into the Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.

Moroski was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round - 154th overall - of the 1979 draft, becoming the first UC Davis quarterback to achieve active status in the NFL. He played for Atlanta (1979-84), Houston (1985) and San Francisco (1986). Moroski has the honor of being one of a handful of quarterbacks who has thrown a touchdown pass to the legendary Jerry Rice. After his NFL career, he returned to his alma mater in 1988 to coach the junior varsity team. He has remained at UC Davis since then, moving up the ladder to his current role as offensive coordinator.

Originally from Novato, Calif., Moroski completed his bachelor's degree in managerial economics in 1979 then earned a teaching credential in mathematics and a master's degree in educational psychology. He and wife, Cathie, reside in Davis. They have four children, Nate, Will, Ben and Emilie.