Brent Pease
Brent Pease

Assistant Coach

2nd Year at UK

Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks

Brent Pease, a former National Football League quarterback, offensive coordinator for a I-AA national championship team, and coach of the I-AA national player of the year, enters his second season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kentucky.

Pease hopes to continue the success the Wildcat offense enjoyed during the second half of the 2001 season. Beginning with games of Oct. 20, the UK attack kicked into high gear and averaged 456.3 yards of total offense per game and 376 passing yards per game. Quarterback Jared Lorenzen earned National Player of the Week honors in the win over Vanderbilt when he threw for 453 yards and six touchdowns.

With Lorenzen and Shane Boyd having another year of experience, a capable group of receivers in place, running back Artose Pinner ready to lead the backfield, and five experienced returnees in the line, the Kentucky offense has the potential for more fireworks in 2002.

?The experience Coach Pease brings, after playing in the NFL, is so important. He?s taught me to read defenses better and the importance of watching film. He has made me a better student of the game.?
Quarterback Jared Lorenzen

Pease was the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach at Northern Arizona University for two seasons, helping the Lumberjacks advance to the 1999 I-AA playoffs. Pease coached quarterback Travis Brown, who was the Most Valuable Player of the 1999 Blue-Gray All-Star Game. Pease also proved his ability to coach the running game. During the 2000 season, NAU running back Marcus King rushed for 1,474 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Pease coached at the University of Montana from 1991-98. He was the offensive coordinator the last four seasons and also coached the quarterbacks (1994-98), running backs (1991-98), and wide receivers (1991-94).

With generous assistance from Pease?s offense, Montana was a fixture in the I-AA playoffs each of his last six seasons. The Grizzlies won the 1995 national championship, were the runner-up in 1996, and a semi-finalist in 1994. Montana rolled up 185 points, 46.3 per game, in the four playoff games en route to the 1995 title. Pease?s offensive unit generated 191 points, 47.8 per game, in the ?96 playoff series.

Pease?s quarterback in ?95, David Dickenson, won the Walter Payton Award as the I-AA national player of the year and was the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player from 1993-95. Dickenson?s successor, Brian Ah Yat, was a three-year finalist for the Walter Payton Award and played in the Hula Bowl. Montana quarterbacks won the conference offensive player of the year award in five of his eight seasons at the school. Pease also coached two All-America wide receivers.

Pease is an alumnus of Montana. After two seasons at Walla Walla (Wash.) City College, he played quarterback for the Grizzlies in 1985-86. He led the nation in total offense in 1986 and set nine school records. After college, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and played three years for the Houston Oilers (1987-89). He also has playing experience in the Canadian Football League, the World League of American Football, and the Arena Football League. In 1991, he was the first player selected in the inaugural WLAF draft by the Birmingham Fire.

A native of Moscow, Idaho, Pease and his wife, Paula, have a daughter, Halle, and a son, Karsten.

Pease?s Coaching and Pro Playing Experience

Year      School/Team        Position
1987-89   Houston Oilers     Quarterback
1990      Winnipeg (CFL)     Quarterback
1991      Birmingham (WLAF)  Quarterback
1992      New York (WLAF)    Quarterback
1993      Cincinnati (Arena) Quarterback
1991-94   Montana            Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers, Running Backs), 
                             two national playoffs
1995-98   Montana            Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, 
                             Running Backs), four national playoffs, one championship
1999-2000 Northern Arizona   Assistant Head Coach (Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks)
2001-     Kentucky           Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks)
2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium