Dirk Koetter

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Dirk Koetter
Dirk Koetter 2013.jpg
Koetter in 2013
Sport(s)NFL
Current position
TitleOffensive Coordinator
TeamAtlanta Falcons
Biographical details
Born(1959-02-05) February 5, 1959 (age 55)
Pocatello, Idaho
Alma materIdaho State University, 1981
Playing career
1977–1980Idaho State
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1984
1985
1986–1988
1989–1993
1994–1995
1996–1997
1998–2000
2001–2006
2007–2011
2011
2012–present
Highland HS (ID)
San Francisco State (OC)
UTEP (OC)
Missouri (OC)
Boston College (OC)
Oregon (OC)
Boise State
Arizona State
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC)
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC/QB)
Atlanta Falcons (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall66–44 (.600), college
Bowls4–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Big West (1999–2000)
 
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Dirk Koetter
Dirk Koetter 2013.jpg
Koetter in 2013
Sport(s)NFL
Current position
TitleOffensive Coordinator
TeamAtlanta Falcons
Biographical details
Born(1959-02-05) February 5, 1959 (age 55)
Pocatello, Idaho
Alma materIdaho State University, 1981
Playing career
1977–1980Idaho State
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1984
1985
1986–1988
1989–1993
1994–1995
1996–1997
1998–2000
2001–2006
2007–2011
2011
2012–present
Highland HS (ID)
San Francisco State (OC)
UTEP (OC)
Missouri (OC)
Boston College (OC)
Oregon (OC)
Boise State
Arizona State
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC)
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC/QB)
Atlanta Falcons (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall66–44 (.600), college
Bowls4–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Big West (1999–2000)

Dirk Koetter (born February 5, 1959) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL), a position he assumed in January 2012. Koetter was the head coach at Boise State University from 1998 to 2000 and at Arizona State University from 2001 to 2006, compiling a career college football record of 66–44.

Early years[edit]

Koetter grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of a football coach. A quarterback, he graduated from Highland High School in 1977 and stayed in town to play college football at Idaho State University, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1981 and a master's in athletic administration in 1982.

Coaching career[edit]

Koetter was the head coach at Highland High School for two seasons (1983–1984) before becoming a full-time college assistant coach. His college coaching career began in 1985 as the offensive coordinator at San Francisco State University. He then coached at UTEP (1986–1988), Missouri (1989–1993), Boston College (1994–1995), and Oregon (1996–1997).

Koetter was the head coach for three seasons at Boise State from 1998–2000, then moved to Arizona State in 2001. His record with the Broncos was 26–10 (.722), with two Big West Conference titles and two bowl victories. At Arizona State, Koetter compiled a 40–34 (.541)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 record against top 10 teams, and was 2–19 (.095) 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, a 41–24 loss.

In 2007, Koetter accepted the position of offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. In his first season with the Jaguars, the offense improved from tenth in the league (338.9 yards per game) to seventh (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. Koetter was named, in addition to his duties as offensive coordinator, as the team's quarterbacks coach on November 30, 2011, with the firing of wide receivers coach Johnny Cox and the switch of quarterbacks coach Mike Sheppard to wide receivers coach.

On January 15, 2012, Koetter was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons.

On January 2, 2013, the Atlanta Falcons signed Koetter to a contract extension that runs through the 2014 season.

Head coaching record[edit]

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffsCoaches#AP°
Boise State Broncos (Big West Conference) (1998–2000)
1998Boise State6–52–34th
1999Boise State10–35–11stW Humanitarian
2000Boise State10–25–01stW Humanitarian
Boise State:26–1012–4
Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific-10 Conference) (2001–2006)
2001Arizona State4–71–79th
2002Arizona State8–65–33rdL Holiday
2003Arizona State5–72–6T–8th
2004Arizona State9–35–3T–3rdW Sun2019
2005Arizona State7–54–44thW Insight
2006Arizona State7–64–5T–5thL Hawaii
Arizona State:40–3421–28
Total:66–44
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

NFL players who played under Koetter[edit]

YearRdSel#PlayerPos.Team
20017212Shaunard HartsSKansas City
20026191Jeb PutzierTEDenver
2003FANAQuintin MikellSPhiladelphia
2002110Levi JonesTCincinnati
20024124Scott PetersCPhiladelphia
20024130Travis ScottGSt. Louis
20027248Kyle KosierTSan Francisco
2003110Terrell SuggsDEBaltimore
20034106Shaun McDonaldWRSt. Louis
20034135Solomon BatesMLBSeattle
20045156Mike KarneyFBNew Orleans
20045158Jason ShiversFSSt. Louis
2005369Andrew WalterQBOakland
20055151Drew HodgdonCHouston
20057232Jimmy VerdonDENew Orleans
20063209Derek HaganWRMiami
20064250Jamar WilliamsILBChicago
2007238Zach MillerTESeattle

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (November 26, 2006). "Koetter out as ASU football coach". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 

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