Fresno State hires Tim DeRuyter as coach |

Fresno State hires Tim DeRuyter as coach

Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Fresno State has hired Texas A&M interim coach Tim DeRuyter to replace the fired Pat Hill as head coach.

DeRuyter will be introduced at a news conference later Wednesday. He will start his new job after coaching the Aggies at the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Dec. 31, against Northwestern.

DeRuyter had spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Texas A&M before getting the interim job when Mike Sherman was fired earlier this month.

The Bulldogs fired Hill after 15 seasons earlier this month. Fresno State went 4-9 this past season, matching a school record for losses. Hill had a 112-80 record and went to 11 bowl games, but struggled in recent years against strong competition.