Charlie Strong

College Football Player + College Football Coach
Born Aug 2, 1960

Charlie R. Strong is an American college football coach and former player. Strong is a native of Arkansas and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, where he played college football. He currently serves as the head coach for the University of Louisville football team, and has previously held assistant coach and defensive coordinator positions with six different college football teams.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on August 2, 1960.


1983 22 Years Old After lettering for four years (1980–1983) as a defensive back at the University of Central Arkansas, Strong joined the University of Florida coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 1983.
1985 24 Years Old He later served as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M in 1985. … Read More
1986 25 Years Old Strong's first full-time coaching job was at Southern Illinois in 1986, where he coached wide receivers. … Read More


1999 38 Years Old In 1999, Strong joined the South Carolina Gamecocks as defensive coordinator. … Read More


2003 42 Years Old Strong was hired as defensive coordinator for the Florida Gators before the 2003 season.
2004 43 Years Old Florida head coach Ron Zook was fired midway through the Gators' 2004 season, but continued to coach until the bowl game; Strong served as interim coach of the Gators for one game, the December 2004 Peach Bowl. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In a January 2009 interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Strong expressed his belief that race played a large part in the reason that he hadn't been offered a head coaching job in 2009. … Read More


2013 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Strong led Louisville to a victory in the 2013 Sugar Bowl over his former team, the Florida Gators, by a final score of 33–23. … Read More
2014 53 Years Old On January 5, 2014, the University of Texas announced that Strong would be leaving the University of Louisville to accept the head football coach position at Texas to replace Mack Brown. … Read More
2015 54 Years Old In 2015, Strong's coaching staff got a top-10, recruiting class, competing with rivals Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech and TCU in in-state recruiting. … Read More
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