Former Michigan head coach is headed back to San Diego State for a position on the defensive staff, according to a report.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Hoke is expected to be the defensive line coach for the Aztecs. He was once the head coach at San Diego State, leading the program for two seasons in 2009 and 2010. He was named the head coach at Michigan ahead of the 2011 season.
Hoke spent last season as the defensive line coach with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers but was terminated near the end of the season.
Since being fired by Michigan at the end of the 2014 season, Hoke has had stops at Oregon (2016) and Tennessee (2017) before stepping into the NFL. Though he served as the interim head coach for the Volunteers after Butch Jones’ termination, Hoke has not been hired as a head coach.
San Diego State went 13-12 with Hoke in charge. His overall coaching record is 78-72. Hoke will be joining Rocky Long in San Diego, who has taken over since 2011. Long was previously the defensive coordinator on Hoke’s staff with the Aztecs.