Nick Saban Coaching Tree

The College Football Coaching Tree

College Jobs

Toledo Head Coach (1990)
Michigan State Head Coach (1995-1999)
LSU Head Coach (2000-2004)
Alabama Head Coach (2007-present)

Pro Jobs

Miami Dolphins Head Coach (2005-2006)

Additional Resources

Nick Saban Home Page

Nick Saban Coaching Tree Roots

TREE TOP: Walter Camp via Bill Belichick
TREE TOP: Lucius N. Littauer via Don James

College Roots

Don James
Played at Kent State for James from 1970-1972
Graduate assistant at Kent State under James from 1973-1974

Dennis Fitzgerald
Linebackers coach at Kent State under Fitzgerald from 1975-1976

Frank Maloney
Outside linebackers coach at Syracuse under Maloney in 1977

Frank Cignetti
Defensive backs coach at West Virginia under Cignetti from 1978-1979

Earle Bruce
Defensive backs coach at Ohio State under Bruce from 1980-1981

Gary Tranquill
Defensive backs coach at Navy under Tranquill in 1982

George Perles
Defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Michigan State under Perles from 1983-1987

Pro Roots

Jerry Glanville
Defensive backs coach of Houston Oilers under Glanville from 1988-1989

Bill Belichick
Defensive coordinator of Cleveland Browns under Belichick from 1991-1994

Nick Saban Coaching Tree Branches

Major Applewhite
Houston Head Coach (2017-present)

Lane Kiffin
Florida Atlantic Head Coach (2017-present)

Kirby Smart
Georgia Head Coach (2016-present)


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