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Pocatello’s Dirk Koetter retires from coaching

Courtesy: Atlanta Falcons/NFL
Courtesy: Atlanta Falcons/NFL
Courtesy: Atlanta Falcons/NFL

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Highland High School alum, Dirk Koetter, has retired from coaching per his Facebook account.

Koetter played football at Highland and Idaho State. His coaching career started with the Rams varsity team in 1983.

Koetter moved up to the college level in 1985 as an offensive coordinator with San Francisco State. He made stops as a head coach at Boise State (1998-2000) and Arizona State (2001-2006).

The former Idaho State Bengal joined the NFL in 2007 as an offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He moved to the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015.

The Bucs fired Lovie Smith and made Koetter their head coach. He compiled a 19-29 record in three seasons with the team.

Per NFL.com, after being fired, Koetter had planned to retire, but Atlanta called with an offer to return as OC. He's called plays for the Falcons the past two seasons.

Koetter plans to move to Boise/McCall area and spend more time with his family.

Football / Local Sports
Adrian Luevano

Adrian Luevano

Adrian is a reporter and sports anchor for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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