Where FBS head coaches 10 years ago are today

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 08, 2017


Where will you be in 10 years? In the coaching world, turnover is greater than ever.

Earlier this week, we looked at where every current FBS head coach was 10 years ago. Today, here’s a look at every FBS head coach 10 years ago and where they are today. First, here’s the data.

Of the 119 coaches…

- 53 are out of coaching today. The latest being Bob Stoops after his retirement on Wednesday. Stoops had been the longest-tenured head coach in FBS.

- 11 are still in the same role: Mike Gundy, Gary Patterson, Kirk Ferentz, Mark Dantonio, Pat Fitzgerald, Kyle Whittingham, Nick Saban, Frank Solich, David Bailiff, Rick Stockstill and Troy Calhoun. (Randy Edsall is also still at UConn, but with stops in between. Bobby Wilder is still the Old Dominion coach, but ODU wasn’t FBS at the time).

- 25 are head coaches at a new school today — Dan Hawkins the only one in FCS.

- 1 is an NFL head coach: Pete Carroll. Seven others are NFL assistants: Ron Prince, Bill Callahan, Ron Zook, Karl Dorrell, Sylvester Croom, Al Golden and Derek Dooley.

- 1 coach is in Italy. Chris Ault recently won the Italian Bowl. 

- 1 is a university president: Jim Tressel at Youngstown State.

- 3 are now high school coaches: Jeff Jagodzinski, Bill Cubit and Todd Dodge

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Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.