Dirk Koetter

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Dirk Koetter
Dirk Koetter 2013.jpg
Koetter in 2013
Current position
Title Offensive coordinator
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-02-05) February 5, 1959 (age 56)
Place of birth Pocatello, Idaho
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Idaho State
Head coaching record
Career record 66–44
Championships won 2 Big West (1999–2000)
Team(s) as a player
1978 Idaho State
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1983–1984 Pocatello (ID) Highland HS
1985 San Francisco State (OC)
1986–1988 UTEP (OC)
1989–1993 Missouri (OC)
1994–1995 Boston College (OC)
1996–1997 Oregon (OC)
1998–2000 Boise State (HC)
2001–2006 Arizona State (HC)
2007–2011 Jacksonville Jaguars (OC)
2012–2014 Atlanta Falcons (OC)
2015–present Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OC)

Dirk Jeffrey Koetter (born February 5, 1959) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). 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.

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 HS (ID) 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 Oklahoma State for 3 days then 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 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.

On January 8, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the hiring of Koetter as their new offensive coordinator.[2][3]

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


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