Mike Sanford
Mike  Sanford

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater:
Boise State (2005)


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Mike Sanford, a Boise State graduate and a quarterback for the Broncos from 2000-04, is entering his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at his alma mater.

He returned to Boise State after spending the previous three seasons at Stanford (2011-13). He began his career as the Cardinal running backs coach in both 2011 and 2012, and then coached quarterbacks and wide receivers in 2013.

He was Stanford's recruiting coordinator in each of his final two seasons.

The Cardinal won the Pac-12 Championship in both 2012 and 2013, earning back-to-back appearances in the Rose Bowl. Stanford also played in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl during Sanford's debut season with the Cardinal.

The Cardinal ranked 18th-nationally in rushing in 2011 (210.6), a major reason Stanford finished the season ranked seventh-nationally in scoring (43.2) and eighth-nationally in total offense (489.3). Sanford worked closely with Cardinal running back Stepfan Taylor, who broke the school's career rushing record in 2012, a mark that had stood since 1981.

Under Sanford's tutelage, Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan completed the 2013 season ranked 21st-nationally in passing efficiency (151.5).

Following his playing career with the Broncos, Sanford served as a graduate assistant with UNLV from 2005-06, where he worked with his father, Mike, then the head coach of the Rebels. He moved on to Stanford, where he was an offensive assistant from 2007-08.

His first full-time coaching stint came at Yale in 2009, where he coached tight ends and fullbacks and served as the team's recruiting coordinator.

The following season (2010) he coached quarterbacks and was the passing game coordinator at Western Kentucky.

Sanford earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Boise State in 2005.

He and his wife Anne-Marie have a daughter, Peyton.

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