The Boise State football team has hired former Southern Utah head coach Demario Warren as cornerbacks coach.
Warren spent the last 14 years at Southern Utah, including the past six as head coach. Warren led Southern Utah to the second Big Sky Conference Championship in school history in 2017, but agreed to “part ways” with the school after the 2021 season.
He previously served as defensive backs coach at Southern Utah fro 2008-13 and was the defensive coordinator during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
“I am excited to join the Boise State family, and I am appreciative of Coach Avalos providing this opportunity,” Warren said in a statement. “This program has a great tradition, and has been built with great people. I am looking forward to getting to work.”
Southern Utah finished the 2017 season ranked No. 13 in the FCS Coaches Poll for the highest ranking in school history. He was named Co-Coach of the Year in the Big Sky Conference after the season.
Warren began his coaching career at UC Davis, where he was a running back for three years before injuries cut short his career during his senior season. He originally joined the Southern Utah staff as running backs coach but moved to defense in 2008.
“Demario has gained outstanding experience as an assistant, a coordinator and a head coach, has built outstanding relationships as a recruiter in our region and has a proven track record of building young men of character,” Avalos said. “I am excited to add him to our staff and welcome him to Bronco Nation.”
Warren is the third new assistant coach to join the Broncos this offseason. He replaces previous cornerbacks coach Jeron Johnson, who left to spend more time with his family.