Colorado co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis has emerged as the No. 1 candidate for San Diego State’s head coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports.
This is a major decision for one of the top Mountain West programs over the past decade. The Aztecs have won three conference titles since 2012 and were expected to contend for another this year before SDSU lost eight of nine games midway through the season and head coach Brady Hoke announced he was retiring.
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SDSU wasted little time choosing its next head coach, as the Aztecs are just three days removed from beating Fresno State in their regular season finale.
Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb and Montana State head coach Brent Vigen were among the candidates for San Diego State football’s head coach replacement, but the Aztecs appear to be going with Lewis.
Here’s more about him.
Sean Lewis Coaching History
Lewis was a co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Colorado last season.
Before that, he was the youngest head coach in the FBS at Kent State. From 2018-22, he went 24-31 with a 19-17 mark against MAC teams. Not including his first season when he was 2-10, he was 22-21 overall with a 22-9 record against teams outside of the Power Five.
In 2019, Lewis led Kent State to a 7-5 record in the regular season before the Golden Flashes won the Frisco Bowl, their first ever bowl victory.
Lewis was also a co-offensive coordinator at Syracuse (2016-17) as well as at Bowling Green (2015). He coached wide receivers at Bowling Green in 2014 and at Eastern Illinois from 2012-13 after being a general assistant at Akron in 2011. He also coached tight ends at Nebraska-Omaha in 2010 and was an offensive coordinator at Richards High School in Illinois from 2008-09.