Hottle comes to UMC after a successful tenure at Dakota State.
The University of Minnesota Crookston football staff announced the addition of Jared Hottle as offensive coordinator. Hottle comes to the Golden Eagles after spending the previous five seasons at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. He has been named as one of three finalists for the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year the previous two seasons.
“Coach Hottle will be a great addition to our staff,” said Head Coach Mark Dufner. “He has quickly worked his way up through the ranks to become a successful offensive coordinator. Jared has also had success in recruiting players from the region, which is an emphasis in our recruiting philosophy.”
Hottle has led the Trojans to back-to-back record-breaking seasons offensively. In 2017, Dakota State averaged 482.5 yards per game offensively, including 301 through the air and 181.5 per game on the ground. Hottle coached quarterback Jacob Giles to a 2017 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Offensive Player of the Year nod. Giles threw for over 3,000 yards in 2017, while Hottle helped coach Brodie Frederiksen and Hagan Hines to over 700 yards rushing apiece. In 2016, he coached wide receiver Austin Opdahl to a 2017 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Offensive Player of the Year pick. In his two years as offensive coordinator, the Trojans had nine players named First Team All-NSAA and two players named Second Team All-NSAA.
Prior to being named offensive coordinator, Hottle served as special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach for two seasons. In his first season as a graduate assistant, Hottle serve as video coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Hottle was part of a major turnaround during his time on staff at Dakota State. The Trojans were 3-19 in the two seasons prior to his arrival. In the last two seasons with Hottle as offensive coordinator, Dakota State put up a 14-7 mark. Overall, Dakota State was 28-25 in his five seasons as an assistant coach.
Before arriving at Dakota State, Hottle attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he served as a student assistant coach for the football team. He assisted with the offensive line for a year and defensive backs for three years. In addition to coaching duties, Hottle also assisted with coordinating video as well as in-season and out-of-season recruiting for the Dutch.
Hottle is a native of Waterloo, Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Central in economics and political science. He earned his master’s degree from Dakota State in 2014 in educational technology.
Hottle will also coach a position group at Minnesota Crookston. The specifics concerning his position assignment have not been decided as of this date.