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Utah State Aggies hires Greg Andersen as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Utah State Aggies have hired Greg Andersen as head coach. He replaces Matt Wells, who was hired as the Texas Tech Red Raiders head football coach following the season.

Andersen inherits a 10-2 team from the 2018 season. They were also 7-1 within the Mountain West Conference.


The Aggies finished second in the Mountain Division behind the Boise State Broncos. On November 24th, the Broncos defeated the Aggies, 33-24, at Albertsons Stadium.

Andersen returns to the school for his second-tenure as head coach. He previously was the Aggies head coach from 2009 through 2012.

As the Aggies head coach in four seasons, he went 26-24 from 2009 through 2012. After back-to-back 4-8 seasons to begin his tenure, he went 18-8 in his final two seasons.

As a college football head coach, he is 56-61. He last was the Oregon State Beavers head coach from 2015 through 2017, where he was just 7-23. He also went 20-7 as the Wisconsin Badgers head coach. He also went 4-7 in one season as the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in 2003.

This season, Andersen was the Utah Utes Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Assistant. Prior to being named Utah State head coach, he was the Utes Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach from 2005 through 2008. He also was the Utes Defensive Line Coach in 2004.

He also served as the Utes Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Tackle/Special Teams coach in 2001 and 2002. He also was the Defensive Tackle and Defensive Ends Coach from 1997 through 2000.

He was the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line/Special Teams in 1995 and 1996. He also was the Park City (Utah) High School Miners head coach in 1994. He also was the Idaho State Bengals Defensive Line Coach in 1992 and 1993.

He was the Ricks College Offensive Line Coach from 1989 through 1991. He began his coaching career in 1988 as the Southeastern Louisiana Lions Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator in 1988.


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