The Strength of the Dawg is the Pack
Washington is a special place — not just for student-athletes and fans, but for coaches, too.
Each of us came to the UW because we believe in the core mission of Washington Athletics: to educate, support and develop the potential of student-athletes. Of course, we want to win championships. But our top priority will always be the personal growth and well-being of our student-athletes.
That's why Washington is one of the greatest classrooms on campus. We know that we're not here just to win races, hit home runs and score touchdowns. Even in the absence of competition, our coaches and staff are committed to providing an education in life for the young men and women on our teams.
It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had a staggering effect on our budget; the reduction in Football revenue has hurt every sport. We have taken salary cuts, trimmed our operating budgets, put our staff on furlough and taken other steps to help mitigate a deficit exceeding $50 million. And while we will continue to find cost-saving measures, we still need your help.
In August, we launched Huskies All In – a giving campaign designed to mitigate the impending and dramatic effects of COVID-19 on our budget. Today, in the spirit of “the strength of the Dawg is the pack”, our 22 teams and programs have come together to unite as One Team – launching the next phase of our campaign.
In this extraordinary year, we've chosen to forego individual team fundraising, and instead ask you to support every team, every program and every student-athlete. When you give to The Huskies All In Fund, you’ll not only support the team you love most, but you’ll also provide scholarships, essential services and life-changing experiences.
One Team is also more than simply a fundraising effort — as critical as that is to our ability to recruit, retain, compete and win in the future. It's a philosophy that exemplifies the values we share as a Department, values that are championed every day by our tremendous fans and supporters. We exist to develop student-athletes into responsible and well-rounded leaders who will go on to change the world.
We thank you for your commitment to those same values and for being such an important member of the united Husky team.
Husky Head Coaches