SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State head football coach Troy Taylor continued to add to his 2019 coaching staff with the addition of Tyler Osborne as the team's wide receivers coach.
Osborne previously served as a graduate assistant coach at Washington in 2017 and 2018. In that role, he worked closely with the Husky wide receivers and was part of a staff which won 10 games both years. The 2017 team played in the Fiesta Bowl while the 2018 team won the Pac-12 title and moved on to the Rose Bowl. In his final year, Osborne helped coach a pair of receivers who had at least 55 catches and nearly 600 receiving yards during the year. He also coached Dante Pettis in 2017 before he was selected 44th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Draft.
Osborne came to UW after spending five years at Oregon. He was an undergraduate assistant coach for four years before serving as offensive analyst, focusing on quarterbacks, in 2016. As an undergrad, Osborne spent his first season directly under Chip Kelly and assisted him in coaching the slot receivers. The next three seasons he assisted coaching the Ducks' quarterbacks. During that time, he helped coach Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, Vernon Adams and Justin Herbert.
During his time on the Oregon staff, the Ducks went to a CFP national championship game, a Rose Bowl, a Fiesta Bowl and two Alamo Bowls.
Osborne is the son of longtime college football coach Tom Osborne, a former Washington State wide receiver who spent 36 seasons coaching at WSU, Portland State, Boise State, Arizona State and Oregon. The elder Osborne was known mostly as the Ducks' tight ends and special teams coach for 16 seasons over two stretches.
Tyler attended Sheldon High in Eugene, Ore., where he played football and baseball. A wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back on the football team, he helped Sheldon to the state title game in 2011.
Osborne earned a degree in finance and sports business from Oregon in 2016. He's completed his master's degree in intercollegiate athletics leadership at Washington in June of 2018.