Arizona Announces Brent Brennan as Head Football Coach


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TUCSON, Ariz. University of Arizona Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke revealed today that Brent Brennan has actually consented to be the following Head Coach of Arizona Football, pending authorization from the Arizona Board of Regents. Brennan signs up with the Wildcats adhering to 7 periods leading the San José State University football program where he guided the Spartans to 3 championship game looks and made the 2020 Mountain West Coach of the Year honor.
” I am extremely thrilled to reveal Brent Brennan as the following Head Football Coach at the University of Arizona,” claimed Arizona Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke. “Brent is a remarkable leader with a history of champion success on the area, on the recruiting path, and as leader in the area. With solid links to the Tucson area and an admiration for the abundant tradition of our program under epic Head Coach Dick Tomey, Brent’s vision to proceed the higher trajectory of Arizona Football is rooted in the historic quality of the program. As we start a brand-new age, Brent Brennan is the optimal leader for our student-athletes, team, school and Southern Arizona area as we compose the following wonderful phases of Arizona Football.”

Brennan, 50, is a seasoned leader in university football that delighted in 2 jobs mentoring under epic Arizona head trainer Dick Tomey, the winningest trainer in program background. The San Jos é indigenous initial found out under Tomey with the Wildcats as a graduate aide in 2000, and once more from 2005-09 at SJSU as an assistant trainer. The connections in between Brennan and the University of Arizona run deep, with Brent’s bro Bradley playing 5 years as a broad out in Tucson under Tomey, and Brent’s better half Courtney being an alumna of the University.

Among a plethora of success at San Jos é State, Brennan came to be the initial head trainer in SJSU background to lead the Spartans to 3 championship game in a four-year period. He additionally guided SJSU to back-to-back gaining periods in 2022 and 2023, noting the very first time it had actually been achieved by the Spartans given that the 1991-92 projects.

” I am delighted that Coach Brent Brennan is signing up with Arizona Football and our extraordinary college,” claimed University President Dr. Robert C. Robbins. “We are a pleased Wildcat household, and Coach Brennan comprehends the Bear Down spirit due to the fact that he has actually lived it. I eagerly anticipate the favorable effect he will certainly have for our gamers, our program, and our followers below in Tucson and across the country.”

Throughout Brennan’s achieved and prolonged profession, he assisted create 5 All-Americans and 19 Professional Football gamers, consisting of 6 that delighted in NFL jobs of five-plus periods.

The 2023 period at San Jos é State saw Brennan’s Spartans bill down the last stretch of the period, winning 6 successive meeting video games to liquidate the normal period and gain a dish berth. Throughout that six-game stretch Brennan’s infraction balanced over 38 factors per video game while the protection held challengers to a weak 17.8 factors per video game. SJSU’s offending initiatives were sustained by round safety, transforming the round over simply 10 times, the most effective mark in the Mountain West and the 9th finest in the country. The fad was proceeded from the 2022 project in which the Spartans led the nation with just 6 turn overs on infraction and a +12 turn over margin that led the MWC.

I am so honored and thrilled to find back to the University of Arizona,” Brennan claimed. “This extraordinary college is unique to my household and I as it’s where I began as a trainer as component Coach Tomey’s tradition. I can not wait to satisfy the gamers, households, fans, graduates and followers and improve the success the gamers and team have actually begun. Bear Down and Go Cats!”

Across time as a trainer and gamer, Brennan has actually become part of 9 groups that got to championship game consisting of in each of the last 2 years at San Jos é State. The emphasize of his SJSU period was an amazing 7-1 project in 2020 that protected the Spartans their initial Mountain West Conference champion and the institution’s initial straight-out championship game given that covering the Big West in 1990.

Since that outstanding 2020 period under Brennan’s management, the Spartans have actually published a 20-10 document versus Mountain West competitors and went 26-19 total.

Brennan two times had the possibility to gain from Dick Tomey, initially as a graduate aide at Arizona in 2000 and once more as an assistant trainer at San Jos é State from 2005-09. His crossover with Tomey at SJSU consisted of the Spartans outstanding 9-4 project in 2006 that wrapped up with a success over the University of New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl. That 2006 period coordinated by Tomey and Brennan still stands as one of simply 14 nine-plus win periods in SJSU background.

A previous pass receiver throughout his having fun days, Brennan has actually long been considered as a remarkable offending mind. Gamers hired and trained by Brennan trash the San Jos é State getting document publications, while his time at Oregon State from 2001-15 consisted of the mentorship of many standouts highlighted by 2013 Biletnikoff Award champion Brandin Cooks.

Prior to his 2nd job in San Jos é, Brennan logged 6 periods mentoring pass receivers at Oregon State where he and the offending team fielded a few of one of the most unsafe offenses in the nation. The Beavers passing assault was ruthless and eruptive, ranking leading 20 across the country in 2011 (19 th), 2012 (20 th), and 2013 (3 rd).

Brennan additionally logged time with Cal Poly (2001-04) as an assistant trainer. He opened his mentoring profession with Woodside High School in California prior to protecting a triad of 1 year grad aide placements at Hawai’i (1998 ), Washington (1999 ), and Arizona (2000 ).

His having fun profession extended 5 periods at UCLA as a pass receiver, where he lettered as component of the Bruins 1993 Rose Bowl group. Brennan made a level in background from UCLA in 1996.

Brennan and his better half Courtney are the honored moms and dads to 2 children, Blake and Casey, and one kid, Scott.

  • 1996-97: Woodside (CA) High School, assistant trainer
  • 1998: University of Hawai’i, graduate aide
  • 1999: University of Washington, graduate aide
  • 2000: University of Arizona, graduate aide
  • 2001-04: Cal Poly, assistant trainer
  • 2005-06: San Jos é State University, pass receivers coach/recruiting planner
  • 2007-08: San Jos é State University, limited ends coach/special groups planner
  • 2009: San Jos é State University, offending takes on & limited ends coach/special groups planner
  • 2010: San Jos é State University, pass receivers trainer
  • 2011-15: Oregon State University, pass receivers trainer
  • 2016: Oregon State University, outdoors pass receivers trainer
  • 2017-23: San Jos é State University, head trainer
  • 2024– existing: University of Arizona, head trainer
  • 2023 Hawai’i Bowl (head trainer)
  • 2022 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (head trainer)
  • 2020 Offerpad Arizona Bowl (head trainer)
  • 2013 Hawai’i Bowl (assistant trainer)
  • 2012 Alamo Bowl (assistant trainer)
  • 2006 New Mexico Bowl (assistant trainer)
  • 1998 Holiday Bowl (graduate aide)
  • 1993 Rose Bowl (gamer)
  • 1991 Sun Bowl (gamer)
  • 2020 Lombardi Foundation College Coach of the Year
  • 2020 Mountain West Coach of the Year
  • 2020 American Football Coaches Association Region V Coach of the Year
  • 2020 Mountain West Championship
  • Developed 2013 Biletnikoff Award champion, Brandin Cooks
  • Five All-Americans trained
  • 19 NFL/Professional Football gamers trained
  • 2 Freshman All-American trained

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