Kendal Briles
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator/Quarterbacks coach
TeamFlorida State
Biographical details
Born (1982-11-10) November 10, 1982 (age 38)
Abilene, Texas
Alma materUniversity of Houston
Playing career
Position(s)Safety, Wide Receiver

Kendal Briles (born November 10, 1982) is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator of the Florida State Seminoles.

Briles played college football at the University of Texas at Austin and University of Houston as a quarterback, wide receiver and safety. His father, Art Briles, was his head coach at Baylor University.[1]

In 2008, Briles joined his father at Baylor University as inside receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator.[2] From 2012 to 2014 he served as Baylor's passing game coordinator, receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator. In 2015 Briles was promoted to offensive coordinator.[3] He was a 2015 finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach.

In December 2016, FAU announced that Kendal Briles would be their new offensive coordinator. Head coach Lane Kiffin said Briles will be given "full control" over the offense, including play-calling duties.[4]

In January 2018, Briles became the new assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston.[5] He resigned this position on December 22, 2018.[6]

In December 2018, Briles became the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Willie Taggart at Florida State University.


Briles coaching tenure at Baylor will be defined by his connection with the Baylor University sexual assault scandal. According to a lawsuit filed in January 2017, a Baylor graduate alleges she was gang raped by two football players in 2013. In addition, allegedly more than 50 instances of rape, committed by 31 football players, occurred between 2011 and 2014 but none were convicted.


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