The San Jose State coaching search has come to an end as San Jose State has hired Oregon State’s outside receivers coach Brent Brennan, per John Canzano of the Oregonian.
Brennan will replace Ron Caragher, who was fired at the end of this past season and had a four year record of 19-30 with the Spartans and appeared in one bowl game.
Brennan, who earns his first head-coaching job, has been at Oregon State since 2011 and prior to that he spent five seasons at San Jose State. As a Spartans coach he had many roles which included offensive coordinator and coaching the tight ends, wide receivers, offensive lineman and special teams.
There are even more connections with Brennan to San Jose State than just being a coach there for five years. His father played football for the Spartans and his mother was a cheerleader at the school.
Make no mistake, this is San Jose State is a tough job. Brennan will be the fourth coach in nine years and this program has just three winning seasons since 1993, but they did go 11-2 in 2012.
Brennan has coached his entire career on the West Coast and while at Oregon State has recruited and coached great wide receivers like Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton, both are currently in the NFL.
There is no word on the salary that Brennan will be making but it will be a big bump as he was earning $180,264 per year as a receivers coach at Oregon State, while Caragher was making $546,745 as the Spartans head coach.
One other note about the job is that according to ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill was very close to landing the job but the higher ups at San Jose State decided to change course late in the process and go with Brennan.