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Originally published Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 3:44 PM

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Mark Brunell hired as head football coach at prep school

Former Husky and NFL quarterback Mark Brunell named head coach for Episcopal School of Jacksonville.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mark Brunell, a former Washington Huskies and NFL quarterback, has been hired as head football coach at Episcopal School, a college prep school with an enrollment of about 850 students.

Athletic director Andy Kidd on Sunday announced the hiring of Brunell, who last played in the NFL in 2011. The 42-year-old Brunell will also work in the school's Advancement Office as the advancement athletics consultant, according to a news release.

"Episcopal is an ideal fit for me and my family, and I am excited about this new chapter in my life," said Brunell, who stayed in Jacksonville after playing there for nine NFL seasons.

"I look forward to this opportunity to continue to build a first-rate football program at Episcopal."

Brunell, a native of California, played for three Washington teams that advanced to the Rose Bowl.

Brunell was drafted by Green Bay, played 17 NFL seasons for five teams and was selected to three Pro Bowls.

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