This evening, sources shared with us that San Jose State had decided to part ways with head coach Ron Caragher after four seasons.
Caragher took over the San Jose State program in 2013, fresh off an 11 win season, led the team to a 6-6 mark in his first season. Year two brought some bumps in the road and they finished 3-9, and in year three Caragher led the Spartans to a bowl game (The Cure Bowl) and a 6-7 finish to the year. This year, the program struggled to a 4-8 mark.
Overall with the Spartans, Caragher was 19-30 with the Spartans and 14-18 in the Mountain West. Caragher was heading into the final year of his contract, so he will be owed his final year salary of $525,000.
Before coming to San Jose State, Caragher led the San Diego program to three first place finishes in the FCS Pioneer league, winning eight games or more in four of his eight seasons there. At USD, Caragher went 44-22 overall, and an impressive 34-13 in conference play.
Past stops for Caragher include Kentucky, and UCLA. His overall record as a head coach at San Diego and San Jose State is a combined 63-52.
The move marks the 11th opening at the FBS level so far, with four of them (LSU, Texas, FIU and Fresno State) spoken for. Other current open jobs include Baylor, Purdue, FAU, Georgia State, Houston, Nevada, and Purdue.
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