Charlie Strong enters his third season as the head coach for Louisville. In two seasons at Louisville, Strong guided the Cardinals to two consecutive bowl appearances, the Beef `O'Brady's Bowl in 2010 and the Belk Bowl last season. Strong also led Louisville to the school's first BIG EAST title since 2006. Louisville improved from 4-8 in 2009 to identical 7-6 records in 2010 and 2011. After a playing career at the University of Central Arkasas, Strong was a graduate assistant for Florida and Texas A&M before landing a full time job as the wide receivers coach at the University of Southern Illinois. After seasons on the coaching staffs of Florida, Ole Miss and Notre Dame, Strong joined South Carolina as defensive coordinator in 1999, and became the first African-American coordinator in SEC history. In 2003 Strong became the defensive coordinator for Florida and was interim head coach for one game - the 2004 Peach Bowl.
|Team:||University of Louisville|
|Career (years):||3 Years|
|DOB:||August 2, 1960|