San Diego State head football coach Brady Hoke will retire at the end of this season, he announced on Monday. Hoke is in his second stint at SDSU and fifth season overall at the helm, with a 39-31 total record during that time.
“I am proud of what we accomplished at San Diego State,” Hoke said in a statement. “I am grateful to all the great student-athletes I’ve had the chance to work with, molding them into men, husbands, fathers and pillars in the community. I will always cherish my time leading this program. I’d also like to thank the wonderful staff I’ve worked with and wish them the best in the future.”
Hoke led the Aztecs to a 12-win season in 2021 that included a victory in the Frisco Bowl. Last year the team slid back a bit, finishing 7-6 and losing the Hawaii Bowl, then this year will miss bowl eligibility at 3-7 (1-5 MWC) with only two games to go.
In addition to his time in San Diego, the 65-year-old Hoke was also the head coach at Ball State (2003-08), Michigan (2011-14) and Tennessee (2 games in 2017). He led the Wolverines to victory in the 2011 Sugar Bowl, his first year at the helm, but saw steady declines in the years after that led to his firing in 2014.
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