Nov. 22, 2013
MUNCIE, Ind. -- Ball State University announced today (Friday, Nov. 22) that former Cardinals linebacker and head coach, and current University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke will be inducted to the school's Athletics Hall of Fame.
Hoke will be a part of the 2013-14 Hall of Fame induction class that includes Kerri Schoultz (field hockey), Katie Shea (softball), Brad Snyder (baseball), Tim Walton (football) and the 1965 football team.
This year's class will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 14, and introduced at the Ball State men's and women's basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Hoke, who earned four letters at linebacker from 1977-80, also coached the Cardinals to one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2008.
As a player, Hoke was a team captain as a senior in 1980 and was selected to the All-Mid-American Conference second team. As a senior he led the Cardinals and ranked sixth in the MAC with 150 total tackles, including seven tackles-for-loss and two sacks. Hoke was second on the team in tackles as a junior with 95 and third as a sophomore with 98.
As the Ball State head coach, Hoke guided the team to 34 wins in six seasons and back-to-back bowl games in 2007 (International Bowl) and 2008 (GMAC Bowl). Hoke led Ball State to a 12-0 regular season and the MAC West Division championship in his final season as head coach.
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