Rocky Long To Step Down As San Diego State Head Coach
A new era in San Diego.
Long is retiring.
It has been a wild few days for San Diego State football and it is wrapping up with multiple reports that head coach Rocky Long is going to step down with defensive line coach Brady Hoke taking over. This will be Hoke’s second stint as the Aztecs head coach.
This news comes after reports that Long was shopping himself as a defensive coordinator and meeting with Syracuse about that option early this week. When talking about those reports, Long was wishy-washy on giving a straight answer when asked about his status and San Diego State and him looking around at other jobs.
The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Long met with his staff today to tell them about the news is stepping down.
Long did say he hoped to meet with the staff and “plan on mapping out where we go from there.” Now that is the case as he is stepping away as he approaches his 70th birthday.
Long brought the Aztecs to heights it has not seen since Don Coryell who won 104 games. Long is second most in wins in Aztecs history with an 81-38 record and four seasons of 10 or more wins.