Boise State hires Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator: Veteran coach returns to program for third time

Dirk Koetter is returning to Boise State once again to serve as offensive coordinator under first-year head coach Spencer Danielson, the team announced Wednesday. Koetter, 65, is an Idaho native who coached the Broncos from 1998-2000 before going on to serve as head coach for Arizona State and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also served on Boise State’s staff in 2022.

Hiring Koetter is a shrewd move for Danielson, 35, who comes from a defensive background entering his first year as a full-time coach. In Koetter, he will have a respected offensive mind with vast head coaching experience to lean on as Boise State gears up for a run at the newly expanded 12-team College Football Playoff.

“I am happy to be back, even if I didn’t see this coming,” Koetter said in a statement. “When Spencer Danielson offered me this opportunity, I said yes for four reasons with the first being my utmost belief in and respect for Coach D and what he is building here. It was also because of my respect for the tradition of Bronco Football and how highly I think of this coaching staff. Last, but not least, it was how impressed I was with what this team did in its run last year to a Mountain West championship. That attitude, determination and work ethic is the exact type of program Boise State is supposed to be and to which I want to contribute.”

Koetter began the 2022 season as an offensive analyst for Boise State under former coach Andy Avalos before taking over offensive coordinator duties midway through the season. The Broncos appeared in the Mountain West Championship Game and finished 10-4, but Koetter made it clear at the time he didn’t see it as a long-term role.

“I’ve already said my goodbyes to football once and was happy without it,” Koetter said before…


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