ELLENSBURG- The moves in the coaching positions at Central Washington University continue and Wednesday brought the newest hire. The CWU Wildcats announced that they would be hiring Weber State University’s assistant coach, Kelly Bills, as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for this coming season.
Bills was with Weber State for three seasons, two as a receiver coach and most recently as a quarterback coach. Bills worked with several talented quarterbacks at Weber State, including Royal City’s Kaden Jenks, who Bills had a say in giving the starting job to, last season.
Weber State is a top FCS program, as Central Washington is a top DII program, but Bills felt like taking the offensive coordinator job at a smaller school was the right move for him.
"It's definitely not easy leaving a Top 5 FCS program," Bills said. "This is an opportunity to grow and take what I've learned at Weber State and bring it to Central Washington. It's the right move, at the right time, for me in my career. This is a chance for me to coordinate a high-level offense. To make this move at this time in my career, with a young family, it had to be the perfect fit and I feel Fisk and CWU are that fit."
Bills was an integral part to Weber State’s best season in school history, back in 2017. That season, Weber State won the Big Sky Conference title, won a school-record 11 games and were ranked in the top five in the nation, something that program has never done before.
Bills has been coaching college football since 2008, he’s spent time with a variety of programs all on different competition levels including his alma mater, BYU (DI) along with Willamette (DIII) and Weber State (FCS).