SEATTLE -- Washington has hired Keith Heyward away from Pac-12 foe Oregon State to be the Huskies' defensive backs coach to round out Washington's coaching staff.

Heyward's hiring was announced on Thursday. He replaces Jeff Mills and Demetrice Martin, who previously split duties coaching the Huskies defensive backs. Martin left to join Jim Mora's new staff at UCLA, while Mills was fired along with defensive coordinator Nick Holt and linebackers coach Mike Cox following the Alamo Bowl.

Washington previously hired Justin Wilcox as its new defensive coordinator and Peter Sirmon to coach linebackers.

Heyward was at Oregon State for four seasons coaching the secondary for his alma mater. Heyward played for the Beavers from 1997-2000 and started his coaching career as an assistant at Cal Poly in 2007.

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