The San Diego State Aztecs are a program in need of a jolt of energy. With the news that current head coach Brady Hoke will retire at the end of the year, it looks like they’ll have to find it with a new head coach. And after the season’s final whistle has been blown.
Brady Hoke to Retire Following 2023 Season
Hoke has led the Aztecs since the 2020 season after being promoted from their defensive line coach following the 2019 season. In total, he’s been the head coach of the San Diego State program for six seasons over two different stints.
A former linebacker in the late 1970s, Hoke’s defenses have been his calling card since he first journeyed into coaching in the 80s.
The Aztecs have compiled a 39-31 record in Hoke’s most recent tenure, however, this final season looks to be his worst as a head coach of the program. They’ve won just a single Mountain West game this season and only knocked off two FBS programs as part of their 3-7 record in 2023.
Though talented on defense, the San Diego State team has allowed more than 30 points in five games and been anemic on offense.
They’re currently in last place of the Mountain West and have been searching for answers around a way to fix their woes. Hoke’s retirement allows a jolt of energy following the season and the news of this move with two weeks remaining allows the Aztecs athletic department the time it needs to watch the College Football Coaching Carousel very carefully.
Hoke’s Coaching Career Resume
Brady Hoke has a career record of 104-91 as a head coach. That includes two stints at San Diego State and a much-publicized stay at Michigan.
- Yorktown High School (IN) – Defensive Coordinator (1981-1982)
- Grand Valley State – Defensive Line (1983)
- Western Michigan – Defensive Line (1984-1986)
- Toledo – Linebackers (1987-1988)
- Oregon State – Defensive Line (1989-1994)
- Michigan – Defensive Ends (1995-1996)
- Michigan – Defensive Line (1997-2001)
- Michigan – Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line (2002)
- Ball State – Head Coach (2003-2008)
- San Diego State – Head Coach (2009-2010)
- Michigan – Head Coach (2011-2014)
- Oregon – Defensive Coordinator (2016)
- Tennessee – Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line (2017)
- Tennessee – Interim Head Coach (2017)
- Carolina Panthers (NFL) – Defensive Line (2018)
- San Diego State – Defensive Line (2019)
- San Diego State – Head Coach (2020-present)