Koetter in 2013
February 5, 1959 |
|Alma mater||Idaho State University, 1981|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Highland HS (ID)
San Francisco State (OC)
Boston College (OC)
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC)
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC/QB)
Atlanta Falcons (OC)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
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 football 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.
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.
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 to 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. 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 National Football League (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
|Boise State Broncos (Big West Conference) (1998–2000)|
|1999||Boise State||10–3||5–1||1st||W Humanitarian|
|2000||Boise State||10–2||5–0||1st||W Humanitarian|
|Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific-10 Conference) (2001–2006)|
|2002||Arizona State||8–6||5–3||3rd||L Holiday|
|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|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
NFL players who played under Koetter
|2001||7||212||Shaunard Harts||S||Kansas City|
|2002||4||130||Travis Scott||G||St. Louis|
|2002||7||248||Kyle Kosier||T||San Francisco|
|2003||4||106||Shaun McDonald||WR||St. Louis|
|2004||5||156||Mike Karney||FB||New Orleans|
|2004||5||158||Jason Shivers||FS||St. Louis|
|2005||7||232||Jimmy Verdon||DE||New Orleans|