San Diego State hires Sean Lewis to replace Brady Hoke

Field Level Media

November 29, 2023 at 4:47 pm.

Colorado offensive coordinator Sean Lewis is the new head coach at San Diego State.

Lewis was the play-caller and quarterbacks coach under Deion Sanders last season and previously spent five seasons as head coach at Kent State.

The 37-year-old takes over for Brady Hoke, who announced his retirement at the end of the regular season.

“San Diego State University, my family and I can’t express how excited we are to be joining this incredible community,” Lewis said in a press release issued Wednesday. “We are looking forward to partnering with all of you in serving and leading our amazing football program. This time is now to support and make Snapdragon Stadium the place to be for Fast, Physical, Fun Aztec Football.”

Lewis took the Golden Flashes to two bowl games (1-1) and posted a 24-31 record.

San Diego State finished the season 4-8, winning the regular-season finale in Hoke’s sendoff, 33-18 over Fresno State.

Lewis also spent time as an assistant coach at Syracuse. He played quarterback and tight end at Wisconsin for coach Barry Alvarez.