|Football Assistants Named|
Fred Guidici, a former head coach at Menlo College, and Brian Lindgren, formerly the offensive coordinator at Northern Arizona University, joined the San Jose State University football coaching staff. Mike MacIntyre, the Spartans' head coach, made the announcement.
Guidici will be the special teams coordinator and running backs coach. Lindgren will be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Guidici brings more than 20 years of college and professional coaching experience to his alma mater. The 1991 San Jose State graduate coached at Santa Clara University for three seasons (1990-92), Stanford University for two seasons (1993-94) and 16 seasons at Menlo College (1996-2011). Guidici worked with current San Jose State wide receivers coach Terry Malley at Santa Clara and the late Bill Walsh as a defensive assistant coach. In his last three seasons at Menlo College, Guidici was the Oaks' head coach. The 2011 Menlo squad was the school's first in eight years to post a .500 or better win-loss record.
Guidici spent the 1995 season with the Oakland Raiders as the defensive quality control coach. He moved on to the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League in 1996 and coached the team's offensive and defensive lines and assisted with special teams coaching in his three seasons.
Lindgren joins the Spartans after six seasons at Northern Arizona. The last four seasons, he was the quarterbacks coach and called plays for the Lumberjacks' offense that averaged just above 28 points and 410 yards of total offense a game. Northern Arizona scored 40 or more points nearly once every fourth game since 2008.
In 2009 (fifth) and 2011 (20th), the Lumberjacks were ranked among the top-20 passing teams in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
The 2004 graduate of the University of Idaho was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference quarterback during his playing days. He threw for 6,541 yards and 44 touchdowns in three seasons with the Vandals. During his first two seasons at Northern Arizona, Lindgren coached wide receivers (2006) and running backs (2007).
A Walla Walla, Wash., native, Lindgren has a master's degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. He began his coaching career in 2005 at the University of Redlands.