He was the head coach at the University of Michigan from to He grew up in Ohio and attended Ball State University where he played linebacker from to He began his coaching career in and held assistant coaching positions at Grand Valley State , Western Michigan — , Toledo — , Oregon State — and Michigan — Hoke left his assistant coaching position at Michigan in December to become the head football coach at his alma mater, Ball State. In six years at Ball State, Hoke was credited with turning around the football program.
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He was the head coach at the University of Michigan from to He grew up in Ohio and attended Ball State University where he played linebacker from to He began his coaching career in and held assistant coaching positions at Grand Valley State , Western Michigan — , Toledo — , Oregon State — and Michigan — Hoke left his assistant coaching position at Michigan in December to become the head football coach at his alma mater, Ball State.
In six years at Ball State, Hoke was credited with turning around the football program. In , he led the Ball State football team to a 12—1 record and the first appearance in the Associated Press Top 25 peaking at No.
He led the San Diego State Aztecs football team to the school's first season with at least nine wins since and a victory over Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl. He returned to Michigan after he was hired to be the program's 19th head football coach on January 11, In his inaugural season with the Wolverines he led them to an 11—2 record, taking Michigan to their first BCS Bowl game since the football season, where Michigan defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sugar Bowl.
On December 2, , Michigan fired Hoke after four seasons. He was also the interim head coach at the University of Tennessee at the end of the season.
Despite his father's association with Hayes, Hoke recalled that, while he was growing up in Kettering, he was a Michigan fan. He tallied 99 tackles as a sophomore, 95 as a junior and as a senior. Hoke began his coaching career in as the defensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Indiana. Hoke began his college coaching career as the defensive line coach at Grand Valley State University in He was Western Michigan's defensive line coach from to Hoke next served as the linebackers coach at the University of Toledo from to Hoke served as an assistant coach at Oregon State University from to under head coaches Dave Kragthorpe and his successor Jerry Pettibone.
He was the Beavers ' defensive line coach in every season except , when coached the inside linebackers. The Beavers went 4—7—1 and 1—10 in Hoke's first two years in Corvallis , resulting in the firing of Kragthorpe. Hoke was retained in by Oregon State's new head coach, Jerry Pettibone. The Beavers had consecutive one-win seasons in and and back-to-back four win seasons in and Despite the team's struggles, Hoke later credited Kragthorpe with teaching him many lessons: "One of the big things coach Pettibone instilled in me was the recruiting process, and the work ethic that it takes to recruit, and the other factors, as far as trying to get a team ready every week, coming off a couple of lean years, and the intenseness of the rivalry with Oregon.
At the time, Hoke told the press, "Every year you learn more and more what the head coach has to do. I'm very honored to represent this school. I grew up a big Michigan fan, and I think it's a place that's special in a lot of ways. While at Michigan, Hoke was assigned to recruit in California. Hoke recalled: "Tom wasn't the greatest athlete, with those skinny legs, but there was something about him. Although Hoke was an assistant under head coaches Moeller and Carr at Michigan, Bo Schembechler remained at Michigan in the early part of Hoke's tenure.
Interviewed in , Hoke recalled the example set by Schembechler: "When I was at Michigan, Bo Schembechler's office was five doors down from mine.
Having the opportunity to talk with him on a daily basis was something that transferred those values that are most important if you're going to be successful. I am looking forward to representing a great university with integrity and pride. He is a great recruiter. One of the things I try to do is hire people that have the potential to become head coaches.
He is goal-oriented and has a great motivation to be the best that he can be. Hoke took over a Ball State football program that had not had a winning record since Hoke's teams won only 10 games in his first three seasons as head coach. Hoke began to turn this around in his fourth year as the team finished 5—7 5—3 in In , the team improved to 7—5 in the regular season, as sophomore quarterback Nate Davis passed for 3, yards and 27 touchdowns.
During the season, Hoke led the Cardinals to the most wins in school history, finishing the regular season with an undefeated record of 12—0. The season marked the first time the Ball State Cardinals won a game against a BCS-conference opponent, a 42—20 victory over Indiana. After his team achieved its top 25 ranking, Hoke told the media, "It's flattering obviously, but there's so much season left to play.
You have to evaluate the season at the end. We've got a lot of big games ahead of us. Coaching Tips from Ball State alumnus Letterman.
While at Ball State, several football players were caught in a scheme to sell textbooks for classes they were not enrolled in. Nine other sports were involved in the scheme. To play football at the Division I level, to compete academically at the Division I level and balance both, you have to be tough-minded. You have to be physically tough and mentally tough. San Diego State compiled a 2—10 record the year before Hoke arrived.
A sports writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune described the challenge facing Hoke: "It's going to be difficult for [Brady Hoke], because with the Aztecs, we're basically talking about a sea change in everything from A to Zed. This isn't Urban Meyer taking over at Florida, where the cupboard already was full of epicurean delights.
State has rotting skeletons in its closet. The Aztecs haven't had a winning season since , just seven since Hoke won a reputation for recruiting at San Diego State. His brother Jon Hoke , an assistant coach in the NFL, noted: "I don't care where it is, whether it's San Diego State or anywhere else, if there's one thing he can do it's recruit.
He's as good at it as anybody. He's relentless with recruiting. He has a great feel for parents and a great feel for players.
As long as you give him the budget to recruit the way it needs to be done, he'll be fine. In , Hoke led the Aztecs to a record of 4—8. During the season, Hoke's team improved to 9—4. Two of the Aztecs' losses in came in close matches against ranked opponents. The Aztecs gave the undefeated, 2 TCU team its closest game of the regular season, losing by a score of 40— Hoke's team also lost a close game against No.
The team concluded its season with a convincing 35—14 win over Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl. Prior to the season, San Diego State had not won nine or more games in a season since when they had their second straight 10 win season and had not played in a bowl game since the team lost in the Las Vegas Bowl.
On January 11, , Hoke was named the 19th head football coach of the Michigan Wolverines football team. Everybody that I ever talked to just raved about the quality of person he is and how much he loves Michigan.
On November 26, Hoke's Wolverines defeated Ohio State in Hoke's first season as the Wolverines' head coach, clinching Michigan's first win season since Hoke's team also held Michigan's first winning record in Big Ten conference play since Michigan's win over Ohio State in the long-standing rivalry was its first since Hoke won his first bowl game as the head coach of Michigan in an overtime contest against Virginia Tech by a score of 23— Hoke's second season in Ann Arbor started off with Michigan losing 41—14 to the defending and eventual repeat national champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Hoke said after the game "Obviously, we didn't play Michigan football, and that's something that bothers our team, bothers the coaches;" he continued "Win or lose your first game, you learn a lot. Hoke led the Michigan team to a 5—7 record. This marked only the third season since in which Michigan missed a bowl game the previous two instances were both under Hoke's predecessor, Rich Rodriguez.
The team defeated only one bowl-eligible opponent, with the win coming against Penn State. Following the season, Michigan fired Hoke after four seasons. Hoke compiled a 31—20 record, including an 18—14 record in Big Ten play. Hoke was announced as the University of Oregon's defensive coordinator on January 16, Hoke was announced as the University of Tennessee's defensive line coach on February 7, As a result, Hoke was named as the interim head coach.
The two losses under Hoke combined with the 4—6 record from Butch Jones gave the Tennessee Volunteers their first eight-loss season in program history. He was fired on December 3. On January 8, , Rocky Long announced his retirement from coaching and Hoke was named the head coach for the Aztecs.
Hoke and his wife have a daughter, Kelly, who was born in and is also a Ball State graduate. Jon's son, Kyle Hoke, played for his uncle at Ball State and was a graduate assistant coach for the Western Michigan Broncos football team in their and seasons.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American football coach. Orange County Register. December 19, Dayton Daily News. The New York Times. Retrieved November 26, The Blade.
Retrieved November 14, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon. The Post-Standard.
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Hoke reportedly was fired by Michigan following a season and a mark over the last for years. He went in the Big Ten; over the last two years. Michigan has scheduled a news conference to discuss Hoke's status for p. Those monthly checks will be added to a healthy four-year lump sum. That's not all it cost U-M, though. A buyout for firing Nussmeier before the completion of his deal is the equivalent of that year's salary. Now Michigan is charged with finding a new coach, one that could very well earn far more than Hoke.
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Four times in four years in four different states, his employer had told him to pack up and leave. Such is the cycle of life sometimes in this volatile profession, particularly for assistant coaches who often take the fall for, or with, the head coaches who supervise them. Assistant coaches have, too, and are now getting bigger-than-ever paychecks with longer contract terms and more guaranteed money — financial security that was much rarer for them just 10 to 15 years ago, when many were just at-will employees who could be fired at any time but owed almost nothing. In , there were Aranda, 43, is guaranteed this level of pay until the end of his contract in even if he were fired for poor results on the field before then.
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Four times in four years in four different states, his employer had told him to pack up and leave. Such is the cycle of life sometimes in this volatile profession, particularly for assistant coaches who often take the fall for, or with, the head coaches who supervise them. Assistant coaches have, too, and are now getting bigger-than-ever paychecks with longer contract terms and more guaranteed money — financial security that was much rarer for them just 10 to 15 years ago, when many were just at-will employees who could be fired at any time but owed almost nothing. In , there were
As Oregon's contracts currently stand Don Pellum, the man Hoke is replacing as coordinator, will be the highest-paid UO defensive staffer next season. The new or amended deals for new quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator David Yost, who was hired from Washington State, and offensive coordinator Matt Lubick, who was promoted from receivers coach, are not yet available. Hoke's contract includes several standard fringe benefits for UO coaches, such as use of a courtesy car provided by the university, tickets to home games for all UO sports, a Nike allowance and fees to cover outings at Eugene's River Ridge Golf Course "for fundraising purposes. Likewise, his football incentives are standard among assistants and start at earning one month of his base salary for playing in, and winning, the Pac Conference's lowest bowl game. It goes up to earning four months of base salary for winning the College Football Playoff national championship. Oregon allowed a school-record Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.