Panthers Hire Brady Hoke As Defensive Line Coach


Alex Marvez of the Sporting News is reporting that the Panthers have hired former Michigan HC Brady Hoke as their new defensive line coach on Ron Rivera’s staff.

Hoke replaces Eric Washington, who has been promoted to defensive coordinator after the Panthers lost Steve Wilks to the Cardinals.

Hoke, 59, began his coaching career back in 1981 as the defensive coordinator for Yorkton (IN) high school. Hoke spent two years in that position before joining Grand Valley State as their defensive coordinator.

Hoke had stints at Western Michigan, Toledo, Oregon State, Michigan, Ball State and San Diego State before Michigan hired him as their head coach in 2011. He spent four years at Michigan before he was fired after the 2014 season.

Since then, Hoke has worked for Oregon and Tennessee.

During his head-coaching stint with at Michigan, Hoke led them to a record of 31-20 (60.78 percent) and one Bowl win.

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