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Boise State fires head football coach Andy Avalos after 2+ seasons

Andy Avalos is out after less than three seasons as the head football coach at Boise State. The school made the announcement on Sunday, parting ways with a coach who went 22-14 (17-6 MWC) overall and last year led the Broncos to victory in the Frisco Bowl.

“I am grateful for the passion, effort and dedication Andy has given to our community and his alma mater while serving as our head coach,” AD Jeramiah Dickey said in a statement. “Andy will always be a Bronco and we wish him and his family all the best in their next steps.”

Avalos is a California-native who played at Boise State from 2001-04 and also spent seven years on staff (2012-18) at his alma mater before getting the head coaching job in 2021. In between, he spent two years running the defense and coaching linebackers at Oregon under Mario Cristobal. This tenure included the 2019 season in which the Ducks won the Pac-12, won the Rose Bowl and finished ranked #5 in the nation at 12-2 (8-1).

The team is currently one win away from bowl eligibility at 5-5 (4-2) with two Mountain West games remaining. Defensive coordinator Spencer Danielson, who has been with the program since 2017, has been tabbed as interim head coach.


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