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Dirk Koetter
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Date of birth February 5, 1959 (1959-02-05) (age 50)
Place of birth Pocatello, ID
Position(s) Offensive Coordinator
College Idaho State
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
Boise State
Arizona State
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC)

Dirk Koetter is an American football coach currently serving as the offensive coordinator of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.


Early years

Koetter grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of a football coach. A quarterback, he graduated from Highland High School and stayed in town to play his college football at Idaho State, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1981 and a master's in athletic administration in 1982.

Coaching Career

Koetter was the head coach at Highland High School for two seasons (1983-84) before becoming a full-time college assistant coach.

His college coaching career began in 1985 as the offensive coordinator at San Francisco St., then to UTEP (1986-88), Missouri (1989-93), Boston College (1994-95), and Oregon (1996-97).

Dirk Koetter was the head coach at Boise State from 1998-2000 before moving to Arizona State in 2001. His record with the Broncos was 26-10 (.722).

At Arizona State, Koetter compiled a 40-34 record, and four winning seasons in six years. Under Koetter, the Sun Devils became known for a vertical passing attack He held a 1-11 (W vs. University of Oregon 2002) record against top 10 teams, and was 2-19 against ranked teams.

On November 26, 2006, the Arizona Republic reported that Koetter was being terminated as ASU football coach.[1] His final game was the 2006 Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.

In 2007, Koetter accepted the position of offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first season as Jaguars offensive coordinator, Koetter helped the Jaguars offense improve from 10th in the NFL (338.9 yards per game) to 7th (357.4 yards per game). Koetter has been instrumental in the development of Jaguars offensive players Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike Sims-Walker and Marcedes Lewis.

Head Coaching Records

School Year Overall Record (Conference) Postseason Results
Boise State
6-5 (2-3, 4th Big West)
Boise State
10-3 (5-1, 1st)
Humanitarian Bowl (Defeated Louisville 34-31)
Boise State
10-2 (5-0, 1st)
Humanitarian Bowl (Defeated UTEP 38-23)
Career w/ Boise St 1998-2000 26-10 (12-4) 2-0
Arizona State
4-7 (1-7, 9th Pac-10)
Arizona State
8-6 (5-3, 3rd)
Holiday Bowl (Lost to Kansas State 34-27)
Arizona State
5-7 (2-6, T8th)
Arizona State
9-3 (5-3, T3rd)
Sun Bowl (Defeated Purdue 27-23)
Arizona State
7-5 (4-4, 4th)
Insight Bowl (Defeated Rutgers 45-40)
Arizona State
7-6 (4-5, T5th)
Hawai'i Bowl (Lost to Hawai'i 41-24)
Career w/ Arizona St 2001-2006 40-34 (21-28) 2-2
Career 1998-2006 66-44 4-2

Previous NFL Drafted Players Under Koetter

Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
2002 1 10 Levi Jones T Cincinnati
2002 4 124 Scott Peters C Philadelphia
2002 4 130 Travis Scott G St. Louis
2002 7 248 Kyle Kosier T San Francisco
2003 1 10 Terrell Suggs DE Baltimore
2003 4 106 Shaun McDonald WR St. Louis
2003 4 135 Solomon Bates MLB Seattle
2004 5 156 Mike Karney FB New Orleans
2004 5 158 Jason Shivers FS St. Louis
2005 3 69 Andrew Walter QB Oakland
2005 5 151 Drew Hodgdon C Houston
2005 7 232 Jimmy Verdon DE New Orleans
2006 3 209 Derek Hagan WR Miami
2006 4 250 Jamar Williams ILB Chicago


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Houston Nutt
Boise State University Head Football Coach
1998– 2000
Succeeded by
Dan Hawkins
Preceded by
Bruce Snyder
Arizona State University Head Football Coach
2001– 2006
Succeeded by
Dennis Erickson


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