ANDY LUDWIG Last Updated 8/15/12
Offensive Coordinator
Second Season

  Hiring Release - 01/25/11

Recruiting Areas:
Northern California East (Sacramento, El Dorado), National QB's

Andy Ludwig


  • Andy Ludwig came to Montezuma Mesa in January 2011 and begins his second season at San Diego State. Ludwig is the Aztecs' offensive coordinator and also works with the tight ends.
  • In his 18th year as an offensive coordinator at the NCAA level, he has 25 years of coaching experience overall. His teams have been to 12 bowl games with six bids over the past seven campaigns..
  • Some of his prominent quarterback pupils include Heisman Trophy finalist and 2002 NFL Draft No. 1 pick David Carr, as well as current NFL players Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff.
  • A year ago, was in charge of an Aztec offense that compiled more than 5,500 yards of total offense, including nearly 2,400 on the ground, which are the program's most rushing yards since 1995. In addition, SDSU accumulated 281 first downs, the sixth-highest total in school history.
  • San Diego State produced eight games with 30 or more points in Ludwig's first campaign, including four straight to end the season. The squad also had five games without a turnover in 2011, the highest turnover-free total in the program's 43 Division I seasons.
  • For just the fifth time in school history, SDSU had a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher in the same season. It marked only the second time in the last 16 years that the Aztecs had that passing- rushing combo.
  • Individually, Ludwig's offense had two players, running back Ronnie Hillman and tight end Gavin Escobar, earn All-America honors in 2011. Hillman, who ranked fourth nationally in rushing, was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft, while quarterback Ryan Lindley was a sixth-round choice this past April.
  • Came to SDSU after two seasons at California as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He helped lead the Golden Bear offense to a trio of 50-point games in 2010, the first time Cal had done that since 2003. California converted 33-of-37 opportunities inside the red zone a year ago, the highest percentage (89.2 percent) in the Pac-10.
  • The Bears broke a school record for the fewest turnovers (17) in a season in 2009, and participated in the Poinsettia Bowl.
  • Prior to his stay at Cal, served as the offensive coordinator at Utah (2005-08), Oregon (2002-04), Fresno State (1998-01), Cal Poly (1997) and Augustana (1993-94).
  • Helped Utah go to four consecutive bowl games, including a 2009 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, as the Utes finished 13-0 with a No. 2 national ranking. That season, Utah put up 36.92 points per game and he was named a finalist for the FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year.
  • In 2005, the Utes led the MWC in total offense and ranked 12th nationally at 473.0 yards per game.
  • At Oregon, tutored quarterback Kellen Clemens, who threw for 2,390 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore. Wideout Samie Parker also set a school record for most receptions in a season with 77 in 2003 and finished his Duck career as the school's all-time career leader in catches and yardage. Running backs Onterrio Smith and Terrence Whitehead both posted 1,000-yard rushing campaigns during Ludwig's stay in Eugene.
  • Was a finalist for the 2001 Frank Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year award after Fresno State finished fourth in the nation in both scoring (40.00 ppg.) and total offense (501.57 ypg.). The Bulldogs also became the first school in NCAA history to feature a 4,000- yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher in a single season.
  • The Ogden, Utah, native has also spent time at Boise State (quarterbacks coach, 1995-96), Utah (defensive graduate assistant, 1992), Idaho State (quarterbacks/receivers, 1989-91) and Portland State (receivers, 1987-88).


  • Competed for two years as a wide receiver at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, from 1982-83, before lettering twice at Portland State from 1985-86..

  • Obtained his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Portland State in 1988.

  • Ludwig and his wife, Jill, have two children, Joe and Delaney. 
    Hometown Ogden, Utah
    College Portland State '88 - BS in Exercise Science
    Family Wife, Jill
    Office # 619-594-4124
    Year Team Position
    2011-12 San Diego State Offensive Coord., TE's
    2009-10 California Offensive Coord., QB's
    2005-08 Utah Offensive Coord.
    2002-04 Oregon Offensive Coord.
    1998-01 Fresno State Offensive Coord.
    1997 Cal Poly
    1995-96 Boise State Quarterbacks Coach
    1993-94 Augustana Offensive Coord.
    1992 Utah Defensive Grad. Assist.
    1989-91 Idaho State Quarterbacks/Receivers
    1987-88 Portland State Receivers

    Year School Title Record
    2011 San Diego State Offensive Coord., TE's 8-5
    2010 California Offensive Coord., QB's 5-7
    2009 California Offensive Coord., QB's 8-5
    2008 UtahOffensive Coord. 13-0
    2007 Utah Offensive Coord. 9-4
    2006 Utah Offensive Coord. 8-5
    2005 Utah Offensive Coord. 7-5
    2004 Oregon Offensive Coord. 5-6
    2003 Oregon Offensive Coord. 8-5
    2002 Oregon Offensive Coord. 7-6
    2001 Fresno State Offensive Coord. 11-3
    2000 Fresno State Offensive Coord. 7-5
    1999 Fresno State Offensive Coord. 8-5
    1998 Fresno State Offensive Coord. 5-6
    1997 Cal Poly Offensive Coord. 2-10
    1996 Boise State Quarterbacks Coach 2-10
    1995 Boise State Quarterbacks Coach 7-4
    1994 Augustana Offensive Coord. 8-2
    1993 Augustana Offensive Coord. 6-3
    1992 Utah Defensive Grad. Assistant 6-6
    1991 Idaho State Quarterbacks/Receivers 3-7-1
    1990 Idaho State Quarterbacks/Receivers 3-8
    1989 Idaho State Receivers 3-7
    1988 Portland State Receivers 11-3-1
    1987 Portland State Receivers 11-2-1
    Name Pos. (team) Achievements
    David Carr QB (Fresno State) 49ers, Heisman Trophy finalist,2002 NFL Draft (No. 1)
    Kellen Clemens QB (Oregon) New York Jets
    Billy Volek QB (Fresno State) San Diego Chargers
     San Diego State
     2011  New Orleans Bowl
     2009  Poinsettia Bowl
     2008  Sugar Bowl
     2007  Poinsettia Bowl
     2006  Armed Forces Bowl
     2005  Emerald Bowl
     2003  Sun Bowl
     2002  Seattle Bowl
     Fresno State
     2001  Silicon Valley Football Classic
     2000  Silicon Valley Football Classic
     1999  Las Vegas Bowl
     1992  Copper Bowl
    Year Team Position
    1985-86 Portland State Wide Receiver
    1982-83 Snow College Wide Receiver
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