UC Davis hires Ron Gould as football coach

Former California running game coordinator Ron Gould has been

hired as the new head coach at UC Davis.

Athletic director Terry Tumey announced Monday that Gould would

replace Bob Biggs, who retired after the 2012 season.

The 47-year-old Gould called it a ”dream come true” to coach

the Aggies.

Gould was a highly respected assistant on former Cal coach Jeff

Tedford’s staff. He helped develop nine 1,000-yard rushers during

his final 11 seasons with the Golden Bears. Six of the program’s

top 10 all-time rushers played under Gould, including NFL players

Marshawn Lynch, Jahvid Best and Shane Vereen.

Gould has also coached at Oregon, Portland State and Boise

State.

Gould will be paid an annual base salary of $235,000.