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
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The 2013 season will be Kefense Hynson's second year as an assistant on the Montana football coaching staff.
Prior to spring drills in 2013 he was promoted to co-offensive coordinator (with Scotyt Gragg) to oversee the passing game, and he will also coach the quarterbacks. Last season he coached the tight ends.
Prior to joining the Grizzly staff, Hynson coached the wide receivers at Yale for three seasons from 2009-11.
Before his stint at Yale, Hynson worked at Western Washington for three seasons (2006-08). He was the Vikings' offensive coordinator his final two seasons at the Bellingham school, which dropped its football program following the 2008 season.
Hynson's offense in his final season at WWU averaged 404 yards of total offense and nearly 30 points a game. His quarterbacks threw 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) and Kansas City (2010).
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. In 2011 he was one of 20 selected to participate in the NCAA Expert Coaches Academy, which helps develop the necessary skills to be a successful head coach.
As a player Hynson was an honorable mention all-America defensive back at Willamette (Ore.) College. He was a three-time Northwest Conference all-star, Willamette's Freshman of the Year, and team captain before graduating in 2003.
A native of Oakland, Calif., he and his wife, Shanina, have three children: Jade, Myles, and Layla.
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