A Texas Ex and former University of Texas graduate assistant with deep ties to the state of Texas, including the last two seasons as head coach at the University of Houston, Tom Herman was named the 30th Head Football Coach at The University of Texas on November 26, 2016.
Herman came to Texas after compiling a 22-4 record in two seasons at Houston, the fourth-best record in the FBS in that span. His first season as head coach at Texas will mark his 14th spent in the state of Texas out of 20 years coaching on the collegiate level. That includes his time as a graduate assistant at UT (1999-2000), where he earned a master’s degree in education.
Following his first season at UH, Herman was named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson and Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Awards, while also being chosen as the Football Writers Association of America’s First-Year Coach of the Year and the American Athletic Conference’s Co-Coach of the Year.
Prior to his arrival at Houston, Herman helped develop record-setting and explosive offenses in each of his 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator, including three seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State where he won the 2014 Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.
Besides Ohio State, Herman has spent time as an assistant coach at Iowa State, Rice, Texas State, Sam Houston State and Texas Lutheran.
Born in Cincinnati, Herman was raised in Simi Valley, Calif., and played collegiately as a wide receiver at California Lutheran. He and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Priya (12), and two sons, Maverick (9) and TD (3).
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