Dan Hawkins, the former Boise State and Colorado coach, has also reportedly applied for the coaching vacancy at Montana State
Washington assistant coach Jeff Choate is scheduled to interview this week for the head-coaching job at Montana State, according to a report from Skyline Sports.
Choate has spent the past two seasons as UW’s defensive line coach and special teams coordinator, overseeing a line that featured All-Americans Danny Shelton and Hau’oli Kikaha in 2014. This year, he coached a completely rebuilt defensive line, helping the Huskies lead the Pac-12 in scoring defense and total defense.
Choate’s salary was $360,000 at UW this year, part of a two-year contract that expires for all UW assistants at the end of January. Former Montana State coach Rob Ash reportedly had a salary of $256,000.
He was an assistant at Florida in 2012, Washington State and 2013 and worked as an assistant on Chris Petersen‘s staff at Boise State from 2006-11.
An Idaho native, Choate played linebacker at Montana Western, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1993.
Dan Hawkins, the former Boise State and Colorado coach, has also reportedly applied for the coaching vacancy at Montana State.
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