Kendal Briles - TCU - Offenseby Texas High School Coaches Association
Lecture delivered at THSCA Coaching School 2023 - Houston, TX
Kendall Briles - TCU
Kendal Briles joined the TCU football staff in January 2023 as associate head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterback’s coach. The 2022 season saw Arkansas rank seventh nationally in rushing (236.7 yards per game) and 15th in total offense (471.4 yards per game). The Razorbacks’ 3,075 yards rushing were their most since 2003. Arkansas' balance on offense made it one of just three FBS teams in 2022 to average more than 230 yards rushing and 230 passing per game.
A 2015 Broyles Award Finalist, Briles comes to TCU after serving the last three seasons in a similar role at Arkansas. TCU will be his sixth school as an offensive coordinator. Prior to his time in Fayetteville, Briles directed offenses and was the play caller at Florida State, Houston, Florida Atlantic and Baylor. At each of his stops, his units were ranked among the nation’s leaders in offense as well as showing dramatic improvement from the year prior to his arrival.
Briles was an outstanding high school quarterback in Texas. He earned Texas 4A Offensive Player of the Year honors in each of his final two seasons after generating 9,322 yards of total offense and accounting for 98 touchdowns. He began his collegiate playing career at Texas. After redshirting in 2001, he played seven games at safety and intercepted two passes in 2002. He then transferred to Houston and moved to wide receiver, catching 70 passes for 680 yards and a touchdown. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Houston in 2005 and was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Briles and his wife, Sarah, have three children: sons Jaytn and Kru, and daughter Kinley.