Levine expected to be named Houston head football coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Houston is staying from within to hire its new head coach. Tony Levine will be named the Houston Cougars head football coach.

He replaces Kevin Sumlin, who recently accepted the head football coaching position at Texas A&M.


Levine was the assistant head coach and special teams’ coordinator under Sumlin. He came to Houston with Sumlin in 2008.

He was named the interim head coach once Sumlin left for College Station. He will coach the Cougars in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas on January 2nd against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

A formal announcement will come later this morning.

Before being hired by Sumlin in 2008, he was the Carolina Panthers assistant Special Teams coach, as well as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2006 and 2007. He was the Louisville Cardinals Special Teams and Outside Linebackers Coach in 2004 and 2005. 

He also served in the Cardinals Football Operations staff in 2003. He was the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Special Teams/Tight Ends Coach in 2002. 

Levin also served as Auburn Tigers Graduate Assistant in 2000 and 2001. He also served as the Texas State Bobcats Wide Receiver and Tight Ends Coach from 1997 through 1999. 

He began his coaching career as the Highland Park High School Scots Freshman Coach in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1996. 

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