Need to know more about San Jose State’s Mike MacIntyre?
You’re in the right place.
1. He coached under Bill Parcells.
MacIntyre was Bill Parcells’ defensive backs coach in Dallas for all four years of The Tuna’s run with the Cowboys. When Parcells stepped down from coaching America’s Team, Eric Mangini hired MacIntyre to be his defensive backs coach with the New York Jets.
2. He coached under David Cutcliffe.
MacIntyre was on Cutliffe’s staff at Ole Miss from 1999-2002. Cutcliffe then hired him away from the New York Jets to be his defensive coordinator at Duke in 2008.
3. He was named the American Football Coaches Association FBS Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009.
In his two years at Duke, he turned the Blue Devils defense that was regularly rated last in the ACC, if not among FBS-level schools, into a respectable unit. Duke’s defense ranked sixth in the ACC in his final season with the team.
4. He worked at Shoney’s.
After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1984, MacIntyre gave a year of his live to your favorite American family dining restaurant and breakfast buffet.
5. He played free safety for two seasons at Vanderbilt before transferring to Georgia Tech.
MacIntyre played quarterback and defensive back for Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee and went on to play for his father at Vanderbilt. He transferred to Georgia Tech for his final two years of college.
6. He won one game in his first year as a head coach.
MacIntyre’s San Jose Spartans went 1-12 in 2010, his first year as a head coach.
7. He won five games in his second year as a head coach.
The Spartans showed improvement in Year 2 under MacIntyre, winning five games in 2011, including San Jose State’s first win over Fresno State in 24 years.
8. The Spartans are 10-2 and No. 25 in the BCS rankings in 2012.
San Jose State just defeated Sonny Dykes’ Louisiana State team to finish its season with 10 wins. If the Spartans can pick up an 11th win in the bowl game, it’ll be the most wins in a single season in the 63-year history of the program.
9. He’s a candidate for the University of California job.
Cal’s Jeff Tedford was making a reported $2.3 million a year before being fired last week. MacIntyre has been mentioned as a potential replacement on the Golden Bears’ sideline.
10. He’s the current favorite at UK.
As Matt said on this morning’s radio show, if you were going out to Vegas to put money on who you think Kentucky’s next head coach will be, the smart play is Mike MacIntyre.
Stay tuned as the UK coaching search continues..