Howe spent the last three seasons (2015-17) as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Dixie State University.
Last season, Howe’s defense ranked 21st in the nation in fewest passing yards allowed (168.2 ypg) and picked off 13 passes. Defensive back Jaylen Moore was the 2016 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and added second team All-RMAC honors this past season.
Prior to his arrival to DSU, he was the defensive line coach at Humboldt State for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. During his tenure at HSU, Howe coached one All-American and six all-conference performers while his 2014 unit led the nation in sacks.
Howe worked with the Southern California football program for two seasons, including the 2012 season with current CCU defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders. Howe as a graduate assistant working with the defensive line in 2012 and was a defensive assistant in 2011. Before his time with the Trojans, Howe spent four years in the state of Tennessee with a brief stint at Gardner-Webb. In 2010, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee in 2010, helping the Volunteers reach the Music City Bowl. However, from January to June 2010 Howe was the defensive line coach with the Runnin’ Bulldogs. He spent the previous three years (2007-09) as a graduate assistant coach at Memphis. He worked with the Tigers’ defense the first two years and coached the tight ends in 2009. Memphis played in the New Orleans Bowl in 2007 and the St. Petersburg Bowl in 2008.
He came to Memphis after working as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina State in 2006, helping with the defensive line. He began his coaching career at Rocky Mountain College, his alma mater, serving as the outside linebackers coach in 2004 and 2005.
Howe played defensive end and linebacker at College of the Redwoods in Eureka (Calif.) in 2000 and 2001, earning All-Mid-Empire Conference first team honors in 2000 when he was the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. He then transferred to Rocky Mountain College, where he was a two-year (2002-03) starter at defensive end. He graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health.