Danielson Named Assistant Coach
Jan. 5, 2018

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State football head coach Bryan Harsin announced Friday that he will be promoting Spencer Danielson to a full-time coaching role. Danielson, who served as a graduate assistant for the Broncos this past season, will continue working with the Broncos' STUD position.

Previous NCAA rules allowed for nine assistant coaches, but updated legislation will permit a 10th assistant beginning on Jan. 9.

"Spencer worked hard this last season to help our defense take the next step," Harsin said. "His hard work did not go unnoticed. He's going to be a great addition to this tremendous staff, and I love the energy and enthusiasm he brings every single day."

While working with the Broncos' STUDs this past season, two of his players garnered All-Mountain West accolades. Curtis Weaver became the first freshman defensive player in conference history to garner first-team all-league honors, and Jabril Frazier was named second-team All-MW. Weaver and Frazier combined for 17 sacks in 2017, half the team's total. Weaver's 11 led the team, are tied for the sixth-most across college football and are the most by a freshman nationally. Frazier ranked second on the team with six sacks.

"It's an honor to be a Bronco," Danielson said. "I want to thank Coach Harsin for this opportunity to be part of a championship staff and program. This is a blessing for my wife Raechel and I, and I'm excited to get our guys back this weekend and hit the ground running."

Prior to joining the Broncos for the 2017 season, Danielson spent the previous four years coaching at his alma mater, Azusa Pacific, where he started for three seasons at linebacker. He coached linebackers his final three seasons, and also served as recruiting coordinator in 2016.

He was one of 30 coaches selected from nearly 200 applicants for the inaugural American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) 30 Under 30 Coaches' Leadership Institute at the 2016 AFCA Convention, participating in focused, interactive lectures on topics including ethics, leadership, NCAA rules, financial management, hiring and player safety.

Danielson concluded his playing career in 2012, earning team Defensive Most Valuable Player honors after finishing as the squad's third-leading tackler. A native of Solana Beach, Calif., Danielson graduated from Azusa Pacific with a degree in business administration in 2012, and earned his MBA from Azusa Pacific in 2013.

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