Brian VanGorder

Football Coach
Born Apr 17, 1959

Brian VanGorder is an American football coach and former player. He served as the head football coach at Wayne State University from 1992 to 1994, and Georgia Southern University in 2006, compiling a career college football record of 19–25. VanGorder was the defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) from 2008 to 2011, and also worked in the same capacity for the University of Georgia (2001–2004) and Auburn University (2012).… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on April 17, 1959.


1981 22 Years Old VanGorder started his coaching career in 1981 as an assistant coach at West Bloomfield High School. … Read More


1989 30 Years Old He joined the college ranks in 1989 at Grand Valley State University.
1992 33 Years Old VanGorder had his first head coaching opportunity from 1992 to 1994 at his alma mater, Wayne State University. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old From 1998 to 1999, VanGorder served as the defensive coordinator at Central Michigan University, After Central Michigan, VanGorder was the defensive coordinator during the 2000 season at Western Illinois University. … Read More


2001 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001 he was hired as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
2003 44 Years Old During his four years at Georgia the Bulldogs defense only gave up 30 points one time, against LSU in the 2003 SEC Championship Game.
2005 46 Years Old In 2005 VanGorder was hired as the Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers coach, and he only served one year with the Jaguars before being hired as the head coach for the Georgia Southern Eagles on December 9, 2005. … Read More


2012 53 Years Old On January 9, 2012, VanGorder was hired by Auburn University coach Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old On December 28, 2013, just hours after winning the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl, the University of Notre Dame announced VanGorder will take over as defensive coordinator, replacing Bob Diaco, who took over as head football coach at the University of Connecticut.
2016 57 Years Old He was terminated only four games into the 2016 season, on September 25. … Read More
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