The news this morning is that San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke plans to retire at the end of the 2023 season. Pete Thamel of ESPN reports that Hoke will retire after the season and has informed the program of his intentions
The school has issued a thank you for Hoke’s services via its “X” account following the announcement.
However, Kirk D Kenney of the San Diego Union-Tribune indicates that it wasn’t a mutual parting of ways.
Hoke leaves the program after six seasons spanning two stints, earning a 39-30 overall record. San Diego State was 24-19 in Mountain West play during that time. Before he got to SDSU, he was a successful coach at Ball State for four seasons. He was first named the SDSU coach for the 2009 season, going 4-8. He was hired by Michigan following the 2010 season and was let go by the program in 2014. For the 2016-18 campaigns, the coach bounced around from Oregon, Tennessee to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
He was hired as the Defensive Line coach for the Aztecs in 2019, serving under SDSU legend Rocky Long. Hoke then would succeed the retired Long for the 2020 season. The coach has amassed a record of 104-90 to date with two games left to play.
San Diego State is currently 3-7 on the season overall with a 1-5 record in the MWC. They were in contention for bowl eligibility until the loss to Colorado State this past weekend. The Aztecs will finish the season with games against San Jose State and perennial MWC power Fresno State.
Happy Retirement, Coach Hoke!