Chase Holbrook To Take Over As Quarterbacks Coach For NMSU Football

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin named former tight ends coach and NM State alum Chase Holbrook the team’s quarterbacks coach for the 2018 season.

“Chase Holbrook will do a great job with our quarterbacks and I have full confidence that this move is best for our entire team,” said Martin following the announcement. “Being a head coach, quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator is just too much for me to do and because of the outstanding offensive staff we have at NM State this is best for our quarterbacks and team. Because we only have eight full time coaches, unlike all other programs that have ten, our tight end position will be coached by one of our graduate coaches.”

Holbrook recently completed his first season as an assistant coach for the Aggies handling the tight end position. The former NM State quarterback helped orchestrate a historic season, which saw the team end the nation’s longest bowl drought and defeat Utah State in the Arizona Bowl on Dec. 29.

Before joining the NM State staff, Holbrook spent the 2016 season working under Mike Leach at Washington State as a quality controls coach.

Prior to his time in Pullman, Holbrook served as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Tarleton State. During the 2015 season, the TSU quarterbacks accounted for 27 touchdowns and 2,750 yards of offense in the air.

While at New Mexico Highlands in 2014, Holbrook served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The Cowboys averaged 487.5 yards a game that season with 388.5 of those yardages came through the air. NMHU quarterback Lance Orender thrived under the direction of Holbrook, passing for 38 touchdowns in 2014 with 3,948 passing yards and a 139.90 passing efficiency.

During his time as a player in the Crimson & White, Holbrook rewrote the Aggie history books. The quarterback ranks first in total offense (11,577), touchdowns responsible for (93), touchdowns thrown (85) and passing yards (11,846).

In addition, he also holds the single-season records in total offense (4,541), touchdowns responsible for (38) and touchdowns thrown (34).

Holbrook finished his collegiate playing career with a passing efficiency of 145.5, which ranks second in Aggie football history. He also holds the record for consecutive games with a TD pass with 17 spanning from the 2006-07 seasons.

Moving forward, Martin is still tabbed to handle play-calling and the offensive coordinator responsibilities in 2018. Graduate assistant Chili Davis is set to take over the tight ends coaching role for the upcoming season.