Bryan Harsin Announces Coaching Staff Changes
Feb. 17, 2015

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State Head Football Coach Bryan Harsin announced today that Eliah Drinkwitz is his new offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, Kent Riddle is the Bronco’s new tight ends coach and Lee Marks is Boise State’s new running backs coach.

Drinkwitz moves into his new position after coaching the tight ends on last year’s team, which finished the year 12-2 winning the Mountain West Conference and the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl. Drinkwitz joined the Bronco program prior to the 2014 season after serving the previous two years at Arkansas State (2012-13), including the 2013 season under then head coach Bryan Harsin. He was the running backs coach each season at ASU, and added co-offensive coordinator duties in 2013.

Prior to Arkansas State he spent 2010 and 2011 as an offensive graduate assistant with Auburn. The Tigers went 14-0 in 2010, winning the SEC Championship and, ultimately, the national title.

Drinkwitz is a 2004 graduate of Arkansas Tech.

Riddle, who coached at Boise State from 2001-05, is entering his second season back with the Broncos in 2015. Along with his special teams coordinator duties, Riddle will now also serve as the tight ends coach after coaching the running backs in 2014. He will continue his role as the associate head coach for the Broncos.

With more than 20 years of experience as an assistant, Riddle rejoined the Broncos in 2014 after working with Harsin at Arkansas State in 2013. Riddle was Boise State’s running backs coach and special teams coordinator in his previous Bronco tenure.

Following the 2005 season, Riddle coached at Colorado (2006-10) and North Texas (2011-12). Prior to joining the Broncos the first time in 2001, Riddle was an assistant coach at Army for six seasons and a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater of Oregon State. He is a 1992 graduate of Oregon State.

Marks played running back for Boise State from 2002-05. During his final two years playing for the Broncos, Marks gained 1,773 yards rushing with eight touchdowns. He helped Boise State to four post-season bowl games during his playing career.

Following his playing career, Marks spent three seasons at Colorado as the assistant strength and conditioning coach before joining the University of Sioux Falls staff for two seasons as the running backs coach. Marks also served one season (2012) as the running backs coach at South Dakota State, before joining Harsin at Arkansas State for one season (2013) as the assistant director of strength and conditioning. Marks is a 2006 graduate of Boise State.

The Bronco football team is currently involved in off-season workouts and begins spring practice on March 9 (Monday). The spring game is set for April 11 (Saturday) at 5 p.m. in Albertsons Stadium.

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