Promising QB could compete for a starting berth along with McKinney & Smithwick-Hann
Gragg will oversee UM's running game, while Hynson will direct the passing offense
Moore, Nguyen Tripp, and Walden selected team captains
Montana Spring Game (4/12/14)
Kefense Hynson is in his second season as Montana's co-offensive coordinator and quarterback's coach, and in his third overall on UM's football coaching staff. His first season with the Griz he coached the tight ends and oversaw special teams.
Last season Griz junior quarterback Jordan Johnson passed for 32 touchdowns and 3,387 yards, which are the fourth (tie) and fifth highest totals in school history.
Before joining the Griz staff Hynson coached the wide receivers at Yale for three seasons from 2009-11. Prior to coaching at Yale, Hynson worked at Western Washington for three seasons (2006-08), where he was the Vikings' offensive coordinator his final two seasons.
Hynson's offense in his final season at Western Washington averaged 404 yards of total offense and nearly 30 points a game, and had 29 touchdown passes.
Hynson, who has experience working with collegiate quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and defensive backs, was an assistant at Minnesota State in 2005 and director of football operations at Boise State in 2004 when the Broncos went 11-1, won the WAC title and were ranked in both major polls.
He has also had assistant coaching jobs at Quincy (2004) and Willamette (2003) and did an NFL minority coaching fellowship with Seattle (2008), Oakland (2009), Kansas City (2010), and Houston (2013).
In 2011, Hynson participated in the 2009 NCAA Coaches Academy, which reinforces various aspects of securing, managing and excelling in head football coaching positions at the intercollegiate level. He was one of 20 coaches selected to participate in the NCAA Expert Coaches Academy.
Hynson was an honorable mention all-America defensive back at Willamette College in Oregon. He was a three-time Northwest Conference all-star, Willamette's Freshman of the Year, and team captain before graduating in 2003.
He is from Oakland, Calif. Kefense and his wife, Shanina, have three children: Jade, Myles, and Layla.
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