List of Candidates to Replace Kalen DeBoer at Fresno St.

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With Kalen DeBoer Gone, Who’s on the List of Candidates to Coach Fresno St. in 2022? Who Should Replace Kalen DeBoer at Fresno St. in 2022?


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List of Candidates to Replace Kalen DeBoer at Fresno St.

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List of Head Coaches Fired/Resigned in College Football in 2021

Full Story on Kalen DeBoer Stepping Down as Fresno State Football Head Coach

With Kalen DeBoer gone, now is the time for the Fresno State Bulldogs to make a list of top candidates. In fact, the recognizable applicants could be qualified to become the team’s new head coach for the 2022 Season. DeBoer will be stepping down as Bulldogs Head Coach after just two seasons following their win vs. San Jose State. He will become the next head coach for the Washington Huskies, replacing Jimmy Lake. Running Backs/Run Game Coordinator Lee Marks will coach the team on an interim basis. DeBoer compiled a 12-6 overall record and 9-5 record in the Mountain West Conference. At the time of the sudden announcement, the Bulldogs were 9-3 overall (6-2 in the conference) during the 2021 season. Fresno St. defeated ranked teams this season like (13) UCLA and (21) San Diego State.

During his time in Fresno, Kellen DeBoer guided the Bulldogs to one bowl game in 2021. It would be their first bowl game appearance since the 2018 Las Vegas Bowl. Prior to becoming the Bulldogs head coach in 2020, DeBoer served as the Offensive Coordinator for Southern Illinois (2010-2013), Eastern Michigan (2014-2016), Fresno State (2017-2018), and Indiana (2019).

Now, many Bulldogs football fans might be wondering: Who is the leading candidate to replace Kalen DeBoer at Fresno St. in 2022? The top candidates listed in this article have prior head coaching experience. In addition, those candidates have been on the coaching staff for at least three years. For the list of top candidates to replace Kalen DeBoer at Fresno St., please refer to the information below!

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Possible Candidates to Replace Kalen DeBoer at Fresno St.

Internal Candidates

Lee Marks

  • Boise St. RB Coach (2014-2019)
  • Fresno St. RB Coach/Run Game Coordinator (2020-Present)
  • Fresno St. Interim (2021)

Top Head Coach Candidates for Bulldogs Football to Consider

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Kenni Burns

  • Southern Illinois TE Coach (2008-2009)
  • North Dakota St. WR Coach (2010-2013)
  • Wyoming WR Coach (2014-2015)
  • Western Michigan RB Coach (2016)
  • Minnesota RB Coach (2017-Present)

Anthony Tucker

  • Arkansas St. RB Coach (2014-2015)
  • Maryland RB Coach (2016-2017)
  • UCF RB Coach (2018-2020)
  • Utah St. OC (2021-Present)

Tim Plough

  • Northern Arizona WR Coach (2013-2014)
  • Northern Arizona OC (2015-2016)
  • UC Davis OC (2017-2020)
  • Boise St. OC (2021-Present)

Jeff Hecklinski

  • Michigan WR Coach (2011-2014)
  • CSU-Pueblo QB Coach (2015)
  • Illinois TE Coach (2016)
  • Indiana St. OC (2017-2018)
  • Kansas TE Coach (2019)
  • San Diego St. OC (2020-Present)

Leading Candidate to Replace Kalen DeBoer as Fresno St. Head Coach in 2022

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Matt Mumme

  • McMurry OC (2009-2010)
  • Davidson OC (2011-2012)
  • LaGrange HC (2013-2016)
  • Nevada OC/QB Coach (2017-Present)

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