Former Utah State Football Coach Frank Maile Joins Boise State Staff

Jan 13, 2021, 3:01 PM | Updated: 3:20 pm
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Utah State Aggies interim coach Frank Maile watches the game with the Fresno State Bulldogs in Logan on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah State interim head coach Frank Maile has landed a new job, and he’s staying in the Mountain West Conference.

Maile is moving north to join the Boise State football program as assistant head coach and defensive line position coach. Boise State recently hired former Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos to be their new head coach, replacing Bryan Harsin, who took the same position at Auburn.

Maile, a former Utah State Aggie player, spent 10 years as a coach in Logan.

Frank Maile ‘pumped’ to be on Boise State staff

“I am so pumped to be part of this family and Bronco Nation,” Maile said. “I am humble and grateful that Coach Avalos would allow me the privilege to influence these young men and this community, and feel blessed for such a big-time opportunity.”

In 2020, Maile was the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for the Aggies before being elevated to interim head coach after the school parted ways with Gary Andersen. Maile’s tenure in Logan ended with his team opting out of a game against Colorado State due to alleged comments made by Utah State President Noelle Crockett, who had concerns about Maile’s religious and cultural background during the school’s search for a new head coach.

The Aggies later went on to hire Blake Anderson from Arkansas State as their head coach.

Along with a decade of coaching experience at Utah State, Maile was the defensive line coach at Vanderbilt from 2014-15.

“Frank Maile is a high-character individual, and someone that cares deeply about everyone affiliated with our program – especially the young men we bring into it,” Boise State head coach Andy Avalos said in a press release. “He is someone that Bronco Nation will be drawn to because of his passion and enthusiasm, not only for our student-athletes but also our community. On top of being an outstanding person, father and husband, he is also a phenomenal football coach.”

Boise State is in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference with Utah State. The Broncos open the 2021 season against UCF in Florida.

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