LOS ANGELES – Boise State coach Spencer Danielson made his first official hire to the 2024 coaching staff on Wednesday, announcing that offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan would be returning to lead the offense.
Hamdan, who was also named the associate head coach, received a two-year deal worth $940,000. He’ll make $460,000 in 2024 and $480,000 in 2025.
Under Hamdan Boise State’s offense scored at least 30 points in nine straight games during the regular season, the program’s longest streak since 2011 and the second-longest of any team in the country this year.
“It means everything,” Hamdan said after Wednesday’s practice in Los Angeles as the Broncos get ready to face UCLA in the LA Bowl on Saturday. “For us it’s always football related but for my family, it was a big reason why we made the move last year from Missouri – knowing what it would be like for my wife and my kids to be in the Treasure Valley.
“It means a lot. (I was) wanting stability, being a guy that’s moved around a lot, obviously made the move to Boise to hopefully be here for a long time and it’s an unbelievable Christmas present if you will, to be back with these guys.”
Hamdan, a former Boise State quarterback, took over as offensive coordinator prior to the 2023 season after three years at Missouri. He’s previously served as the quarterbacks coach of the Atlanta Falcons and was an offensive coach at Florida, Washington, Sacramento State, Arkansas State and Davidson.
“Over the past year I have come to get to know Bush Hamdan, working closely with him,” Danielson said. “In that time he has shown that his knowledge of the game and creativity in calling plays is impressive.
“He and I both agree in the approach that our offense should always be opportunistic and on the attack. Asking Bush to stay was one of my first priorities in building this staff and I am incredibly excited that he will remain at Boise State.”