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Encyclopedia > Art Briles
Art Briles
Title Head coach
College Houston
Sport Football
Conference C-USA
Team record 34-28
Born December 3, 1955 (1955-12-03) (age 51)
Place of birth Rule, Texas
Annual salary $975,000
Career highlights
Overall 34-28
Bowls 0-3
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Playing career
1974-1977 Houston
Position WR
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979
1980-1983
1984-1985
1986-1987
1988-1999
2000-2002
2003-present
Sundown HS (Assist.)
Sweetwater HS (Assist.)
Hamlin HS
Georgetown HS
Stephenville HS
Texas Tech (RB coach)
Houston

Art Briles (born December 3, 1955) is an American football coach, who is currently the head coach at the University of Houston. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... This List of colleges and universities in the United States includes colleges and universities in the U.S. that grant four-year baccalaureate and/or post-graduate masters and doctorate degrees. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... Rule is a town in Haskell County, Texas, United States. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Sundown Independent School District is a public school district based in Sundown, Texas, United States. ... Sweetwater Independent School District is a public school district based in Sweetwater, Texas (USA). ... Hamlin Independent School District is a public school district based in Hamlin, Texas (USA). ... Georgetown Independent School District is a public school district based in Georgetown, Texas (USA). ... Stephenville High School is a public secondary school in Stephenville, Texas. ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ...

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High school coaching career

After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1979, Briles began his coaching career as an assistant at Sundown High School. From 1980 to 1983, he served as an assistant at Sweetwater High School. At age 28 he then became head coach at Hamlin High School, where he coached from 1984 to 1985. From 1986 to 1987, he coached at Georgetown High School. Texas Tech University redirects here. ... Sundown is a city located in Hockley County, Texas. ... Sweetwater is a city in Nolan County, Texas, United States. ... Hamlin is a city located in Texas. ... Georgetown is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. ...


In 1988 he took over head coaching duties at Stephenville High School in Stephenville, Texas. The Stephenville Yellow Jackets did not make the playoffs in football from 1952-1989, but during Briles' tenure they won four state championships, including back-to-back titles in 1993 and 1994, and then again in 1998 and 1999. His 1998 team posted a then national record 8,650 yards of total offense and still holds the third and fourth positions on the national all-time list. Stephenville High School is a public secondary school in Stephenville, Texas. ... Stephenville, a city founded in 1856, is in Erath County, Texas, in the United States. ...


Ironically, in the 1993 and '94 state finals Briles' Stephenville squads faced La Marque, then coached by current Houston defensive coordinator Alan Weddell. La Marque Independent School District is a public school district based in La Marque, Texas (USA). ... Alan Weddell is an American football coach. ...

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College coaching career

From 2000 to 2002, Briles served as running backs coach under Mike Leach at Texas Tech. Michael C. Leach (born March 9, 1961) in Susanville, California) is the current head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ...


In 2003, he was hired as head coach at the University of Houston. In his first season, he led the Cougars to a 7-5 record, including a 48-54 triple overtime loss to Hawaiʻi, in the Sheraton Hawaiʻi Bowl. For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... The University of Hawaii at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawaii system. ... The Hawaii Bowl is a post-season National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu since 2002. ...


In 2006, Briles led the Cougars to a 10-3 regular season record and the Conference USA Championship that was played on December 1, 2006. The Cougars won the game 34-20 and it was the school's second C-USA Championship (the first came in 1996, in the school's inaugal season in the C-USA). Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ...


In 2007, Houston was invited to the Texas Bowl, which will be played December 28 at Reliant Stadium.[1] It is Houston's fourth bowl appearance in five years. The Texas Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been held for the first time in 2006 in Houston, Texas. ... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ...


Briles interviewed for the Baylor Head Coaching job on November 27, 2007.[2] Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ...


Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
Houston Cougars (Conference USA) (2003 — present)
2003 Houston 7–6 4–4 T–4th L Hawaiʻi
2004 Houston 3–8 3–5 T–3rd
2005 Houston 6–6 4–4 T–3rd L Fort Worth
2006 Houston 10–4 7–1 1st L Liberty
2007* Houston 8–4 6–2 2nd (West) TBD Texas
Houston: 34–28 24–16 *Current as of November 25, 2007
Total: 34–28
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll of the season.
°Rankings from final AP Poll of the season.

Head coach Art Briles 4th year, 26–24–0 Home stadium Robertson Stadium Conference Conference USA Athletic director Dave Maggard Website UHCougars. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... SCREW USC! The 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in a heap of controversy. ... The Hawaii Bowl is a post-season National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu since 2002. ... The 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season, like the previous season, ended with another three-way tie for teams deserving a spot in the national title game, and once again fans were left unsatisfied with the result. ... ESPN Game Day photo of The Texas Longhorn mascot Bevo seen with the Bowl Championship Series trophy during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. ... The Fort Worth Bowl is an annual postseason college American football game that was inaugurated in 2003 under corporate sponsorship of PlainsCapital Bank and was previously titled the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl. ... The 2006 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football season, or the college football season, began on August 31, 2006 and, aside from all-star exhibition games that follow, concluded with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona, USA, where the... For the stadium, see Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. ... The 2007 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football season, or the college football season, began on August 30, 2007,[1] progresses through the regular season and bowl season, and (aside from all-star exhibition games that will follow) will conclude with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship... The Texas Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been held for the first time in 2006 in Houston, Texas. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ...

References

  1. ^ Houston Chronicle: UH accepts bid to play in Texas Bowl
  2. ^ Houston Chronicle: Houston's Briles set to interview at Baylor

External links

  • Art Briles' profile page on UHcougars.com

 
 

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