He is presently the athletic director and head coach at Bethune-Cookman. He was the head coach of the Sacramento Kings in the NBA and the New Mexico State Aggies and the Cal State Northridge Matadors men's teams in college. He played baseball and basketball for Morris Brown College before becoming a coach.
Reggie Theus was born on January 4, 1945 in Washington D.C.. He is an African-American who was appointed by then Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling to be his team's general manager. He replaced Larry Miller who had been fired. Theus was hired after a long search which included conversations with former Chicago Bulls player Ron Mercer and former Seattle SuperSonics general manager Sam Presti. He worked under Sterling for three seasons before they had a falling out and Theus left the team. He later became coach of the New Mexico State University Aggies and led them to the NCAAC Division I Men's Basketball Championship. After one season at California State Northridge, he returned home to coach Bethune-Cookman University where he has won two NCAA Championships in 1995 and 1996. In 2001, he was elected into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Theus died of a heart attack on June 6, 2009 at the age of 55.
He is buried in Jacksonville, Florida.
He was the head coach at William Tennent and, later, North Penn High Schools. His NFL coaching experience includes stints with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns (Head Coach). Mike is presently the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator.
William Tennent High School in Brooksville, Florida opened its new $12 million football stadium in 1994. The school's athletic complex also contains a baseball field, tennis courts, and an aquatic center.
Tennent has been ranked among the best sports programs in Florida by ESPN for football since 2001. The school's other sports teams include men's and women's basketball and soccer.
The Nashville Network aired a special on Mike Pettine called "The Man Who Is Not Ready To Be Fired" on January 10, 2007. The one-hour show followed Pettine as he prepared for his first game as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Prior to this appointment, he had been the team's Defensive Coordinator for the past three seasons. He replaced Romeo Crennel who was fired after losing all 16 games that he coached during the 2006 season.
In November 2011, it was announced that Pettine would be leaving the Browns to become the new defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills. He signed a four-year contract with an average salary of $750,000 per year.
Marvin Menzies was named head coach of the UNLV men's basketball team on April 16, and his contract was authorized by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents on April 21. Menzies, 54, returns to Las Vegas after serving as head coach at New Mexico State for nine years. As a player at New Mexico State from 1989-93, he helped lead the school to its first postseason appearance in 1994. He was named Mountain West Coach of the Year that season.
As a head coach, Menzies has posted a 160-120 record at New Mexico State and has led the Aggies to three 20-win seasons. His best year came in 2004-05 when NMSU advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The Aggies were seeded 14th in the East Region but lost to 11th-seeded Richmond in the first round.
Menzies also had a hand in recruiting several high-profile players to Albuquerque during his tenure there. Most notably, he brought in David "Cellar Door" Jensen from Canada to help turn around the NM State program in 2001. Under Jensen's guidance, the Aggies reached the NCAA Tournament in 2002 before leaving after one season to join the Big 12.
Butch Davis, Paul Hilton Jr. He is Florida International University's head football coach. The New York Giants hired him as their new offensive coordinator on January 12, 2014.
He was the youngest head coach in Division I college football at 30 years old when he was hired by FIU in December 2003. He led the Panthers to a 9-4 record his first season and followed that up with a 7-5 mark in 2004. In 2005, he went 11-1 and won the Conference USA title before falling short of a bowl game due to NCAA rules regarding annual scholarships. He returned for another 11-1 season in 2006 and earned his second straight C-USA crown. His teams played fast paced offense that used a lot of pass interference calls as well as a strong running game.
After two more winning seasons, including an 8-4 record in 2008, he left Miami to take over at UTEP where he had been serving as offensive coordinator since 2001. He finished out his career at FIU with three more winning seasons. He has an overall record of 44-26 at FIU.
Butch Davis was born on August 5, 1965 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Juan Dixon takes the platform at Coppin State University's Talon Center in his hometown of Baltimore to become the university's third head men's basketball coach in five years. After a successful run as an assistant under Gary Williams at Maryland, Dixon was named the team's top coach in 2004 after replacing Tom Penders who had been fired midway through the season.
Dixon took over a Coppin State team that went 7-22 last year, including 1-17 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Eagles played only two CAA games before being eliminated from postseason contention on March 4 when they lost to George Mason 94-72 in Fairfax, Virginia.
Before joining the staff at Maryland, where he worked under Gary Williams for four seasons, Dixon was an assistant at Boston College from 2000-04. During his time at BC, the Eagles made the NCAA Tournament each year and finished with a winning record twice (2001 & 2003).
After leaving Maryland, Dixon stayed in the DC area and took a job as an assistant at Georgetown. He replaced Chris Mullin who had just been hired by UCLA.
Dixon had a hand in recruiting several players to Maryland, including Andre Dawkins, Sonny Seiler and DJ Kennedy.
He was appointed to Senior Associate Athletic Director at Ohio State University in 1994, where he still works now. Griffin is directly responsible for the football program at Ohio State, as well as seventeen other sports. He has been called "a national treasure" and "the dean of college football administrators."
Before coming to Ohio State, he was a professor of marketing at his alma mater, Kent State University, where he had been on the faculty since 1978. He coached the offensive line at Kent State from 1975 to 1977 before becoming an assistant coach at his old school, Eastern Kentucky University. He returned to Kent State in 1979 as head coach but was fired after one season with a 3-9 record.
Archie Griffin started his coaching career in 1945 as an assistant at his high school alma mater, Greenville High School, where he worked under his former teammate and best friend Bill Lewis. They both played left tackle for the Greenville Tigers football team that won the state title in 1944. After the end of the 1943 season, Griffin decided not to continue playing football at the collegiate level and focus on coaching instead. He became the youngest head coach in the nation at just twenty years old when he was hired by the University of Georgia.