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Bon voyage, coach Baldwin

Eagles' successful head football coach left to join Cal Bears as offensive coordinator


January 4, 2018

Paul Delaney

Long-time Eastern Washington University broadcaster Larry Weir (left) talks with head coach Beau Baldwin as he leaves for Spokane International Airport and a flight to California. Baldwin had just addressed players and the media, confirming his move to Berkeley to become the offensive coordinator fore the Pac-12 Cal Bears.

An emotional Beau Baldwin bid a surprising and a very much unexpected farewell to Eastern Washington University after nine years as the school's head football coach on Jan. 16, headed off to take on the role of offensive coordinator at the University of California-Berkeley.

In a hastily-called afternoon news conference on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Baldwin took several minutes to finally confirm what most of the room filled with reporters and some EWU football players and coaches knew already: That Baldwin would be joining the staff of newly named Cal coach, Justin Wilcox.


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