Tim Hundley, who has a long association with head coach Rick Neuheisel (he spent seven seasons on Neuheisel's staffs at Colorado and Washington and both were assistants together at UCLA for four seasons), rejoined the UCLA football staff in February of 2009 as secondary coach in charge of safeties. In 2010, Hundley tutored an outstanding duo of Rahim Moore, who earned All-America honors, and Tony Dye, the team's top tackler.
In 2009, Moore led the nation with 10 interceptions, the second-highest total in school history, and earned first-team All-America and first-team All-Conference honors. The Bruins led the Pac-10 in turnovers gained, with 30, were ranked second in pass defense and third in total defense.
In 2008, Hundley served as Assistant Head Coach/Defense at SMU. He spent the previous four years (2004-07) as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Texas-El Paso. In 2007, UTEP ranked 17th in the nation in turnover ratio at plus-nine and placed two players on the All-Conference USA squad. During his four-year stint, his Miner players captured a total of 10 All-Conference honors and one Defensive Player of the Year award. In 2005, Hundley was recognized by Scouts, Inc., as one of five coordinators nationally with the "best head-coaching potential."
Hundley has coached in 14 bowl games, including two Rose Bowls, and groomed 20 players who moved on to the National Football League, including Marquis Cooper (Seattle), Thomas Howard (Oakland), Michael Lewis (49ers), Quinton Demps (Philadelphia), Kenny Taylor (Chicago) and UCLA alums Ryan Neufeld (Buffalo Bills), Donnie Edwards (Kansas City, San Diego) and Tommy Bennett (Phoenix). In addition, Hundley recruited six players who garnered All-America honors at the collegiate level - David Kilson (Nevada), Andre Gurode (Colorado), Michael Lewis (Colorado), Cade McNown (UCLA), Sam Merriman (Idaho) and Jamir Miller (UCLA). He has also served as coordinator for two Coach of the Year selections - Dave Kragthorpe of Oregon State (Pac-10) in 1989 and Mike Price of UTEP (AFCA Region Four) in 2004.
Hundley's coaching resume includes 18 years as a defensive coordinator - two at Clackamas Community College (1975-76), one at Idaho (1979), six at Oregon State (1984-89), five at Washington (1998-03) and four at UTEP.
Hundley served as the defensive coordinator at Washington under Neuheisel from 1999-02, and as co-defensive coordinator for the Huskies in 2003. He tutored the outside linebackers from 1999-02 before overseeing the entire linebacking corps in 2003. He also supervised the punt coverage unit during his final season with the Huskies.
He began his coaching career in 1974 as a graduate assistant at Western Oregon State, his alma mater. He went on to stints at Clackamas Community College (1975-76), Idaho (1977-79) and Nevada (1980-81). In 1978, he coached the running backs at Idaho, marking the only time in his coaching career that he has spent time on the offensive side of the ball. In 1982, he began a long-running association with the Pac-10 Conference. He worked at Oregon State for eight years before enjoying six seasons (1990-95) at UCLA as inside linebackers coach and, in the latter three years, special teams coordinator. The 1993 Bruin staff also included Neuheisel, offensive line coach Bob Palcic and running backs coach Wayne Moses. Following three years on Neuheisel's staff at Colorado (1996-98), he followed coach Neuheisel to Washington.
Hundley was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame after an All-America football career at Western Oregon State. He was a three-time All-Conference selection in college. He earned his bachelor's degree in education from Western Oregon State in 1974, and added a master's degree in education from Idaho in 1978. Hundley lettered in football, baseball and basketball at Forest Grove High School.
RECRUITING RESPONSIBILITIES --Oregon, Washington, San Diego.
PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in Education from Western Oregon State, 1974; Master's in Education from Idaho, 1978; At UCLA: Third year of second term (joined the staff in February of 2009); Born: May 1, 1951 in Portland, OR; Family: Tim and his wife Pam, have two sons, Jake and Nick. Nick was a catcher on the Arizona baseball team that reached the 2004 College World Series. He is currently a member of the San Diego Padres. Jake earned his Doctorate in engineering at UCLA in 2009.
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