Coach from 'Last Chance U' reportedly joining new Boise State staff
If any first-year coach is interested in generating buzz for his coaching staff, hiring a veteran of Last Chance U would be a good way to go about doing that.
While that’s likely not on the mind of first-year Boise State coach Andy Avalos, he is reportedly doing just that according to FootballScoop.
If you are a fan of Netflix’s documentary football series Last Chance U, there’s no doubt you missed coach Jason Brown and his shenanigans at Independence Community College. Thankfully, for Boise State fans, Brown won’t be joining the Bronco staff but the assistant coach that stepped up and was named interim head coach after Brown was suspended reportedly will be joining Avalos’ staff.
Kiyoshi Harris, who took over the program after Brown was fired by Independence Community College, will be taking the Player Personnel Director role at Boise State.
Following the 2019 season, Harris was named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Coach of the Year
Here is the release following from the KJCC:
Taking over a program that went through a tumultuous off-season, Kiyoshi Harris provided a calming influence. It was that demeanor that helped the Pirates navigate the rough early-season waters and ultimately into a position to win a KJCCC championship.
The Pirates finished 2019 with an 8-2 overall record. The only losses coming to Hutchinson and Iowa Western. Harris and the Pirates earned an early statement win with a 31-28 victory at Garden City on September 14.
Independence finished the season with four-straight wins by an average of 36.0 points per game.
Harris guided the Pirates to their second KJCCC title in the last three seasons.
There was no junior college football season in 2020 due to COVID.