San Jose State officials were apparently just as impressed with his emphasis on academics as they were with his coaching.
San Jose State is a tough job with money being tight, recruiting is a challenge and the schedule is brutal at times.
MacIntyre replaces Dick Tomey who is retiring after the Spartans slumped to a 2-10 record.
"The biggest challenge is to carry on the torch that Coach Tomey had going. I'm not going to be able to fill his shoes and I need to realize that. I need to walk in Mike MacIntyre's shoes, and do the things I think will take the program to the next level. I love mentoring young people. I love seeing them come in as, really, kind of snotty nose, cocky little brats at 18 years old, and move out of here as 22-year-old young men that are going to be very successful," said MacIntyre.