Nearly a decade after leaving the West Coast, Brady Hoke has officially returned.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Hoke was set to return to San Diego State as part of Rocky Long‘s coaching staff. Early Wednesday afternoon, the football program confirmed that Hoke has been hired as Long’s defensive line coach.
Welcome back Brady Hoke to the SDSU coaching staff! Hoke will coach the Aztec defensive line. https://t.co/QclGkJBb9D#Win22 | #OneCityOneTeam pic.twitter.com/6qxazUmBxc
— San Diego State Football (@AztecFB) February 13, 2019
From 2009-10, Hoke served as the head coach at San Diego State before leaving to take the same job at Michigan. Hoke was fired after four seasons in Ann Arbor.
Long was Hoke’s defensive coordinator and took over the Aztecs when his boss left for the Wolverines.
Since leaving U-M, Hoke has served as the defensive coordinator at Oregon (2016) and the defensive line coach at Tennessee (2017) and for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers (2018). He’s also been a line coach at Michigan (1997-2002), Oregon State (1989-94) and Western Michigan (1984-86).