|Title||Defensive line coach|
|Born||July 31, 1954|
|Head coaching record|
Thomas Cleveland West (born July 31, 1954) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive line coach at Middle Tennessee State University. West served as head football coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1993), Clemson University (1993–1998) and the University of Memphis (2001–2009), compiling a career college football record of 84–96. West was fired as head coach at Memphis on November 9, 2009 after beginning the season 2–7. West finished the season with Memphis.
West attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Georgia, from which he graduated in 1972. There he was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, he was an All-American selection. He is married to the former Cyndie Smith of Germantown, Tn. and has one son, Turner West, who is an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Chattanooga Mocs (Southern Conference) (1993)|
|Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1993–1998)|
|1993||Clemson||1–0[n 1]||[n 1]||[n 1]||W Peach||23||22|
|Memphis Tigers (Conference USA) (2001–2009)|
|2003||Memphis||9–4||5–3||T–3rd||W New Orleans|
|2005||Memphis||7–5||5–3||T–2nd (East)||W Motor City|
|2007||Memphis||7–6||6–2||T–2nd (East)||L New Orleans|
|2008||Memphis||6–7||4–4||T–2nd (East)||L St. Petersburg|
| †Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll. |
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
Assistant coaches under West who became college head coaches:
- Clay Helton: USC (2013, 2015–present)
- Shane Montgomery: Miami (OH) (2005–2008)
- Rick Stockstill: Middle Tennessee (2006–present)
- Tyson Helton: Western Kentucky (2019–present)
- Walt Bell: UMass (2019–present)
- Russ Huesman: Chattanooga (2009-2016), Richmond (2017–present)
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