Boise State Football: Andy Avalos To Be Named As Next Head Coach
The former Broncos defensive coordinator is coming back to the blue as its next head coach.
The defensive-minded coach gets his chance.
The Boise State Broncos have finally found their next coach and it is a familiar face in Andy Avalos.
First broken by B.J. Rains of Blue Turf Sports, Avalos, a Boise State alumnus, has spent the past two seasons with the Oregon Ducks as its defensive coordinator and, in each of those years, Oregon has won the Pac-12 title. In both years, the Ducks ranked in the top 25 by Defensive SP+ (8th and 24th in 2019 and 2020, respectively) and finished in the top two among Pac-12 defenses by yards per play allowed.
Before that, he spent seven years on the sidelines at Boise State under both Chris Petersen and Bryan Harsin, most recently as defensive coordinator from 2016 to 2018. In those three seasons, Avalos’s defenses ranked 42nd, 27th, and 38th by SP+ and developed the 2017 defensive player of the year in linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, who would go on to become a first-round NFL Draft pick.
Avalos replaces Harsin, who left for Auburn back on December 22, in what will be his first head coaching gig.