Notre Dame Head Football Coach
Career Highlights: Brian Kelly is entering his 31st season as a collegiate head coach and 12th year at the University of Notre Dame. Kelly is the winningest active coach in NCAA football, and is the only coach to win the Coach of the Year honor three times (2009, 2012, 2018). His 72.4 winning percentage trails only Nick Saban among active FBS coaches with at least 15 years of head coaching experience. Kelly boasts an 81-39 record with Notre Dame. Last season, he led the Irish to a 10-2 record, and a trip to the Rose Bowl and the semi-finals of the College Football Playoffs where it lost to eventual champion Alabama. With 10 wins in six seasons at Notre Dame (2012, 2015, 2017-20), Kelly has matched Lou Holtz for the most 10-plus win seasons in school history. Prior to Notre Dame, Kelly spent four seasons leading the University of Cincinnati to an impressive 34-6 record including a perfect 12-0 regular season in 2009 that earned him his first national-coach-of-the-year honors. Kelly spent three years at Central Michigan and 13 years at Grand Valley State, winning everywhere he coached.