Former Boise State head coach, and current Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is coming back to Boise to serve his second stint as the head coach of the Broncos.
Koetter, who grew up in Idaho as the son of a football coach, served as the head coach at Boise State from 1998-2000 where he compiled a 26-10 record in three seasons, including two Big West Conference titles. Following the 2000 season, Koetter took the head coaching job at Arizona State, where his 9-3 finish in 2004 and Sun Bowl victory was the highlight of his tenure (2001-2007) in Tempe.
In 2007, Koetter accepted the offensive coordinator job with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he immediately helped the franchise improve on the offensive side of the ball. The past two seasons Koetter has spent running the offense with the Atlanta Falcons.
Coaches that we've talked to throughout the search process harped on Koetter's familiarity and success at Boise, and how highly he is regarded in the coaching profession, especially as an innovative offensive mind.
Bringing Koetter in means that Boise State gets a name brand coach, with quality NFL experience, and someone who is more than capable of continuing to build on the success that Chris Petersen had.