Dirk Koetter

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Dirk Koetter
Dirk Koetter 2013.jpg
Koetter in 2013
Sport(s) NFL
Current position
Title Offensive Coordinator
Team Atlanta Falcons
Biographical details
Born (1959-02-05) February 5, 1959 (age 55)
Pocatello, Idaho
Alma mater Idaho State University, 1981
Playing career
1977–1980 Idaho 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
Overall 66–44 (.600), college
Bowls 4–2
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]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Boise State Broncos (Big West Conference) (1998–2000)
1998 Boise State 6–5 2–3 4th
1999 Boise State 10–3 5–1 1st W Humanitarian
2000 Boise State 10–2 5–0 1st W Humanitarian
Boise State: 26–10 12–4
Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific-10 Conference) (2001–2006)
2001 Arizona State 4–7 1–7 9th
2002 Arizona State 8–6 5–3 3rd L Holiday
2003 Arizona State 5–7 2–6 T–8th
2004 Arizona State 9–3 5–3 T–3rd W Sun 20 19
2005 Arizona State 7–5 4–4 4th W Insight
2006 Arizona State 7–6 4–5 T–5th L Hawaii
Arizona State: 40–34 21–28
Total: 66–44
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

NFL players who played under Koetter[edit]

Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
2001 7 212 Shaunard Harts S Kansas City
2002 6 191 Jeb Putzier TE Denver
2003 FA NA Quintin Mikell S Philadelphia
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
2007 2 38 Zach Miller TE Seattle

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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