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Tyrone Willingham


Tyrone Willingham
Tyrone Willingham

  • Sporting News Sportsman of the Year in 2002.
  • Named 2002 Coach of the Year by ESPN/Home Depot.
  • Former head coach for three FBS institutions.
  • Coached at seven FBS programs.
  • 36 years college football experience as head coach, assistant coach and walk-on, two-sport student-athlete.

Current Occupation:

  • Retired, former head football coach for three FBS institutions.
  • Volunteer, First Tee Silicon Valley
  • Volunteer, NCGA Board Youth on Course

Career Highlights:

  • Head football coach, University of Washington (2005-2008).
  • President, American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees (2008).
  • Head football coach, University of Notre Dame (2002-2004).
  • Two bowl teams at Notre Dame (2002, 2004).
  • Black Coaches Association Male Coach of the Year (1996, 1997, 2000, 2003).
  • ESPN/Home Depot Coach of the Year (2002).
  • Scripps College Coach of the Year (2002).
  • George Munger Award (2002).
  • President, American Football Coaches Association (2002).
  • Head football coach, Stanford University (1995-2001).
  • Four bowl games at Stanford, including the Pac-10 Conference Championship (1995, 1996, 1999, 2001).
  • State Farm Eddie Robinson Coach of Distinction (2000).
  • Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1995, 1996).
  • Assistant football coach, Minnesota Vikings (1992-1994).
  • Assistant football coach, Stanford University (1989-1991).
  • Assistant football coach, Rice University (1986-1988).
  • Assistant football coach, North Carolina State University (1983-1985).
  • Assistant football coach, Michigan State University (1980-1982).
  • Assistant football coach, Central Michigan University, (1978-1979).
  • Graduate assistant football coach, Michigan State University (1977).
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor Winner (1977).
  • Quarterback and wide receiver for Michigan State University (1972-1976).

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in physical education, Michigan State University (1977).

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Members

Jeff Long (chair)
Barry Alvarez Lt. Gen. Mike Gould Pat Haden Tom Jernstedt
Oliver Luck Archie Manning Tom Osborne Dan Radakovich
Condoleezza Rice Mike Tranghese Steve Wieberg Tyrone Willingham

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