Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Big-time College Football Coaches Who Never Played Division One

Following up from the previous post regarding basketball coaches who never played here are some of the top BCS football coaches who never played football at the Division I level.

David Cutcliffe, Duke University. Cutcliffe attended the University of Alabama, where he worked as an assistant director of the athletic dormitory. In 1976 he took a job at Banks High School where he served as an assistant and later as the head coach. In 1982, he was hired as a part-time coach at the University of Tennessee. 

Hugh Freeze, University of Mississippi. Freeze attended Senatobia High School and the University of Southern Mississippi,  from which graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a minor in coaching and sports administration. In 1992, Freeze joined the coaching staff at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee, as the football team's offensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. In 1995, he was promoted to head coach.While at Briarcrest, Freeze also coached the girls basketball team from 1992-2004, and actually had more success in this role, with an overall record of 305-63 (.829 winning percentage), seven straight championship appearances, and four titles.


Dan Mullen, Mississippi State. Mullen played football at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. 

Jimbo Fisher, Florida State.  Fisher attended Salem College (now Salem International University) in Salem, West Virginia. He played quarterback during his time there.

Brian Kelly, Norte Dame. Kelly attended Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and was a four year starting linebacker.


A Season In Their Words
Quotes From Coaches From The Preseason To The Postseason ©

A follow-up to the best seller A Season In Words, Dan Spainhour has followed the same format except this time all of the quotes are from coaches! A terrific motivational tool for any coach at any level!

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