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Fresno State hires Jeff Tedford for 2nd stint as coach

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Head Coach Jeff Tedford watches Fresno State’s annual Pro Day as 19 of his Bulldogs participated Monday, March 18, 2019. Scouts from 28 NFL teams watched players in the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3 cone drill and shuttle run, as well as player specific position drills. Participants included LB Jeff Allison, DB Mike Bell, DL Patrick Belony, DB Matt Boateng, OL Markus Boyer, WR Brian Burt, DB Sherman Coleman Jr., OL Christian Cronk, WR Delvon Hardaway, LB George Helmuth, WR KeeSean Johnson, WR Jamire Jordan, DB Anthoula Kelly, DB Maamaloa Mafi, QB Marcus McMaryion, RB Dejonte O’Neal, WR Namani Parker, WR Michiah Quick, and OL Micah St. Andrew. 0318 Fbc Csufresno 5811

Ron Holman

FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State is bringing back Jeff Tedford for a second stint as coach after Kalen DeBoer left to take over at Washington.

Athletic director Terry Tumey announced that Tedford returns after coaching the Bulldogs from 2017-19. Tedford had a 26-14 record at his alma mater before stepping down for health reasons.

Tedford took over a 1-11 team following the 2016 season and led the Bulldogs to double-digit wins his first two seasons, winning the division in both those seasons and the Mountain West Conference championship in 2018.

Tedford played quarterback at Fresno State in 1981-82 under Jim Sweeney and coached at Fresno State under Sweeney from 1987-88 and 1992-96, and under coach Pat Hill in 1997.

Tedford has a 108-71 career head coaching record, having also spent 11 seasons at California.

Tedford will take over after the Bulldogs play in the New Mexico Bowl against UTEP on Dec. 18 under interim coach Lee Marks.