December 4, 2023

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Jon Hoke Gets a New Gig

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The University of Maryland, College Park has hired former Buccaneers defensive backs coach Jon Hoke as defensive coordinator for the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2015.

Hoke has coached DBs in the NFL for the better part of 16-years, with such as the Houston Texans 2002–2008, the Chicago Bears 2009–2014, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016–2018.

The former NFL DB coach has plenty of coaching experience in college. Starting his coaching career in 1982 as DB for the University of Dayton, he’s gone on to be Special Team coordinator and DB coach for Bowling Green from 1983-1986. Following that was a short stint as DB and Special teams coach for San Diego State from 1987-1988. After leaving San Diego State, he moved on to Kent State where he was defensive backs coach from 1989-1992, before taking a dual role as defensive coordinator and DB coach in 1993. Moving on from Kent State, Hoke landed at the University of Missouri, where remained the DB coach from 1994-1998. In 1999 Hoke found himself at the University of Florida, where he took on the role of defensive coordinator and DB coach, but the following two years, he took on an extra role as Assistant head coach.

Fast Forward to 2019 Hoke will succeed Andy Buh, who spent the past three seasons, leading the Terrapins offense.

Hoke was definitely not my favorite former Bucs coach and caught the brunt of my blame for the secondaries woes. I am personally glad he is not in Tampa anymore, but I also do hope that he finds success in Maryland.

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