Kevin Sumlin
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Kevin Sumlin, Head Football Coach, Texas A&M University
Current position
TitleHead Football Coach
TeamTexas A&M
Annual salary$3.1 million[1]
Biographical details
Born (1964-08-03) August 3, 1964 (age 55)
Brewton, Alabama
Alma materPurdue University
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Washington State (GA)
Wyoming (WR)
Minnesota (WR)
Minnesota (QB)
Purdue (WR)
Texas A&M (OC/asst. HC)
Oklahoma (ST/TE)
Oklahoma (Co-OC/WR)
Texas A&M
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
C-USA Coach of the Year (2009, 2011) SEC Coach of the Year (2012)

Kevin Sumlin (born August 3, 1964) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Texas A&M University, a position he accepted in December 2011.[2] Sumlin was the head football coach at the University of Houston from 2007 to 2011.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Kevin Sumlin was born in Brewton, Alabama on August 3, 1964. He later attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, where he played football and basketball.

Coaching careerEdit

Sumlin served as an assistant with Washington State, Wyoming, Minnesota and Purdue; (with the common denominator of all these coaching stops, except for Minnesota, being Joe Tiller); served as assistant head coach at Texas A&M for two years under R.C. Slocum(in the second half of his last season at A&M he took over offensive coordinator duties from Dino Babers); and for five years at Oklahoma under Bob Stoops, serving the last 2 years as co-offensive coordinator . In addition to Stoops and Slocum, he has served as an assistant under Mike Price, Joe Tiller, and Dennis Erickson. In his final year with the Sooners, his offense was one of the best in the country, averaging 44 points per game.[4] In December 2009, it was announced that Sumlin was a finalist for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award. In 2011, Sumlin coached Houston to a 12–0 start before losing the Conference USA Championship Game to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.[5]

On December 10, 2011, Sumlin told his players that he was leaving Houston, effective immediately, in order to accept a job at another school.[6] KRIV in Houston and ESPN's Joe Schad both reported that Sumlin was to become the new coach at Texas A&M. Special teams coordinator Tony Levine coached Houston in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl.[2][7]

In 2012, behind Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Sumlin took Texas A&M, in their first year in the Southeastern Conference, to an 11-2 record, including victories over then #1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and #11 Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

Head coaching recordEdit

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Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Houston Cougars (Conference USA) (2008–2011)
2008 Houston 8–5 6–2 3rd (West) W Armed Forces
2009 Houston 10–4 6–2 1st (West) L Armed Forces
2010 Houston 5–7 4–4 3rd (West)
2011 Houston 12–1 8–0 1st (West) * TicketCity 14 18
Houston: 35–17 24–8
Texas A&M Aggies (Southeastern Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Texas A&M 11–2 6–2 T–2nd (West) W Cotton 5 5
Texas A&M: 11–2 6–2
Total: 46–19
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

*Sumlin left for Texas A&M after the regular season; Tony Levine coached the Cougars to a 30-14 win over Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl.


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