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Wildcats’ McKinney accepts Texas Southern head football coaching job

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Arizona Wildcats Associate Head Coach and Running Backs Coach Clarence McKinney has accepted the Texas Southern head football coaching job. He replaces Michael Haywood, who resigned following the end of the season.

Haywood went just 8-25 in three season as the Tigers head coach. He had back-to-back 2-9 seasons in 2017 and 2018. He guided the team to a 4-7 record in 2016.


This will be McKinney’s first head coaching job at the collegiate level.

McKinney was in his first season with the Wildcats. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as the Texas A&M Aggies running backs coach. The past 11-years, he has worked under head coach Kevin Sumlin.

He also spent time as the Aggies offensive coordinator during the 2013 regular season. When he was their offensive coordinator, the team led the SEC in passing, scoring, and total offense.

He was the Houston Cougars running backs coach and recruiting coordinator prior to Texas A&M. Prior to joining Sumlin at Houston, he was the Jack Yates High School Lions Head Coach in Houston, Texas.

As the Yates Head Coach, he was a 2006 Gordon Wood 4A Coach of the Year Finalist. He also was the 2007 Texans Coach of the Year Finalist.

He also was an assistant coach at North Shore High School Mustangs from 2003 through 2005 in Houston, Texas. He also was an assistant coach at Booker T. Washington High School Eagles  in Dallas, Texas from 1997 through 2003.

He was named the 2003 Houston Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year.


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