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Coach Jeff Choate

JEFF CHOATE BIO

JEFF CHOATE WAS APPOINTED THE HEAD COACH OF MONTANA STATE FOOTBALL ON DECEMBER 4TH, 2015. COACH CHOATE HAS OVER 25 YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING 15 AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL. THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, HE HAS MADE STOPS AT UTAH STATE, EASTERN ILLINOIS, BOISE STATE, WASHINGTON STATE, UTEP, FLORIDA, AND WASHINGTON. COACH CHOATE HAS LEARNED FROM SOME OF THE MOST RESPECTED COACHES IN THE BUSINESS INCLUDING CHRIS PETERSEN (HEAD COACH AT WASHINGTON) AND WILL MUSCHAMP (HEAD COACH AT SOUTH CAROLINA). HE HAS COACHED DEFENSIVE LINE (UTAH STATE, 2002, WASHINGTON, 2014-15), SAFETIES (UTAH STATE, 2003-04, EASTERN ILLINOIS, 2005-06), RUNNING BACKS (BOISE STATE, 2006-08), LINEBACKERS (BOISE STATE, 2009-11, WASHINGTON STATE, 2012, FLORIDA, 2013), AND HAS SPENT TIME COORDINATING SPECIAL TEAMS (UTAH STATE, 2003-04, EASTERN ILLINOIS, 2005-06, BOISE STATE, 2006-11, FLORIDA, 2013, WASHINGTON, 2014-15), AND WAS A DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR (UTEP, 2013).

JEFF CHOATE IS A PROUD SUPPORTER AND BOARD MEMBER OF ATAVUS. ATAVUS IS A SEATTLE-BASED COMPANY THAT PROMOTES SAFE TACKLING TECHNIQUES, SPECIFICALLY THE RUGBY STYLE TACKLE. COACH CHOATE BELIEVES IN DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF HIS PLAYERS. HE WAS QUOTED SAYING, "I THINK THE GAME IS SO VALUABLE TO SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE AND THERE ARE SO MANY POSITIVE LESSONS -- BUT IT IS OUR OBLIGATION TO USE THE BEST PRACTICES AND MAKE SURE WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KNOW WHAT IS THE BEST AND THE SAFEST THING WE CAN DO FOR OUR KIDS."

Coach Choate has that “IT” factor, and replacing him won’t be easy.
— University of Washington Head Coach Chris Petersen
Coach Choate is a high-energy coach, an outstanding recruiter and evaluator, and has a reputation as one of the top special teams coaches in the nation.
— University of South Carolina Head Coach Will Muschamp
He’s a battler, now, let me tell you. He’s a disciplinarian and a battler. A competitor.
— Former University of Montana Head Coach Mick Delaney