Sacramento State football’s Andy Thompson on his new role
Jul 28, 2023, 9:40 AM | Updated: 9:40 am
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Sacramento State football head coach Andy Thompson joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Friday morning to preview this upcoming college football season, discuss how he is approaching his first year as head coach, and much more.
Plus: Coach Thompson brings a special surprise for Hornets radio voice Jason Ross.
According to Sacramento State, Thompson is a collegiate coaching veteran with nearly 20 years of experience and has served as the Hornets’ defensive coordinator and linebackers coach since 2019.
While at Sacramento State, Thompson has been part of a staff that went 30-8, won the first three Big Sky Conference championships in school history, and earned three NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearances.
The Hornets will open up its 2023 season on Thursday, August 31st when they face the Nicholls Colonels on the road. Sacramento State’s home opener will be against the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions on Saturday, September 9th.
- Sacramento State opens up training camp next week
- Thompson says there are “A lot of things to be excited about” when it comes to this Hornets team
- “I feel very grateful that I took over a program that is going upward.”
- Coach Thompson gives Jason Ross (radio voice of Hornets football) his Big Sky Conference championship ring.
- How does Thompson feel about following Troy Taylor’s reign as head coach?
- “I have to be me… There has been a lot of success here, and I learned a lot from Coach Taylor.”
- Thompson says he will be the defensive coordinator this season
- Diving into the new faces on the roster
- How important are facilities in creating a successful program?
Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.