|Title||Defensive backs coach|
|Team||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
January 24, 1957 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1983–1986||Bowling Green (DB/ST)|
|1987–1988||San Diego State (DB/ST)|
|1989–1992||Kent State (DB)|
|1993||Kent State (DC/DB)|
|2002–2008||Houston Texans (DB)|
|2009–2014||Chicago Bears (DB)|
|2015||South Carolina (co-DC/DB)|
|2016–present||Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DB)|
Hoke played high school football at Fairmont East High School in Kettering, Ohio. He then attended Ball State University, where he played defensive back on the football team. Hoke was a 2-time all-MAC selection and his team earned league titles in 1976 and 1978.
College coaching career
Hoke embarked on a coaching career in 1982, and ultimately coached in the college ranks for 19 seasons. As a secondary coach, he served at Dayton, North Carolina State, and Bowling Green. Hoke was hired by head coach Denny Stolz at BGSU, and then followed him when he was hired at San Diego State. After Stolz's dismissal at SDSU, Hoke went Kent State, Missouri, and Florida.
He served as defensive coordinator for Kent State in 1993 and Florida from 1999-2001. At Florida, Hoke replaced friend Bob Stoops, who had left to become the head coach at Oklahoma. Hoke and Stoops had served on the same Kent State staff in 1989 under Dick Crum, and Stoops recommended Hoke as his successor. Hoke left Florida when Gators head coach Steve Spurrier took the head coaching job with the Washington Redskins of the NFL.
NFL coaching career
Hoke joined the Chicago Bears as defensive backs coach under head coach Lovie Smith in 2009, taking over for Steven Wilks. In 2012, the Minnesota Vikings asked the Bears for permission to interview Hoke for their vacant defensive coordinator position, but were denied.
On January 21, 2015, the Bears announced that Ed Donatell had been hired as the defensive backs coach under new head coach John Fox. Hoke was informed by the Bears that his contract would not be optioned and he would not be asked to return.
On January 16, 2016, Hoke was hired as the Defensive Backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hoke and his wife, Jody, have four children: Mallory, Kyle, and twins Kendall and Carly. Kyle Hoke played college football for his uncle Brady at Ball State and served as a graduate assistant coach for the Western Michigan Broncos football team.
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