After leading the Broncos to three-straight wins and a Mountain West title crown, Spencer Danielson has been officially elevated to head coach at Boise State. Danielson has been with the program since 2017 and was DC (or co-DC) for the last five seasons before being given the reigns last month in the wake of Andy Avalos’ firing. On Saturday, Boise beat UNLV to cap a tremendous turnaround that has them headed into bowl season with eights wins and a league championship trophy.
“I am so honored and excited to be able to stay at home here at Boise State and to keep guiding these incredible young men,” Danielson said. “It is truly a blessing to be here in the Treasure Valley and to lead this program. This place has become home for me and my family. When you play together and you love each other you can accomplish amazing things, and we’re just getting started.”
This is the first head coaching opportunity for Danielson, a San Diego-native who played at Division II Azusa Pacific. He got his coaching career started at his alma mater in 2013. After starting out as a graduate assistant and then DEs coach under Bryan Harsin, Danielson has risen up the ranks and oversaw one of the better defenses in the Mountain West.
“I value process over results,” AD Jeramiah Dickey said in a statement. “As exciting as it was to win the last three games and reclaim the conference championship, from the standpoint of hiring a head coach, it was more exciting to me to hear Spencer’s vision for the future and how he is going to approach the job full time. I am grateful for the work of our search committee to ensure we made the best decision for our student-athletes and Bronco Nation. I am extremely confident Spencer is an elite leader, a man of great substance and a rising star in the coaching profession who will lead Boise State football to great heights.”
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