Kevin Higgins (American football)
Kevin Higgins (born December 1, 1955) is an American football coach. On December 16, 2013, he resigned his position as head football coach at The Citadel to accept an assistant head coach position at Wake Forest. He held The Citadel position from 2005 through 2013. Prior to his position with The Citadel, Higgins was head football coach at Lehigh University from 1994 through 2000.
|Title||Assistant head coach|
wide receivers coach
|Born||December 1, 1955|
Emerson, New Jersey
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1977–1978||Emerson HS (NJ) (assistant)|
|1979–1980||North Warren HS (NJ) (assistant)|
|2001–2003||Detroit Lions (QB)|
|2004||Detroit Lions (WR)|
|2014–present||Wake Forest (AHC/WR)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||2–3 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|4 Patriot (1995, 1998–2000)|
|3× Patriot Coach of the Year (1995, 1998, 2000)|
1× SoCon Coach of the Year (2012)
Prior to receiving the head coaching position at Lehigh, Higgins held assistant coaching positions at Gettysburg and Richmond. During the interim between Lehigh and The Citadel, Higgins served as quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
Following a 7–4 campaign that featured wins over SoCon tri-champs Georgia Southern and Appalachian State, Higgins was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Higgins placed two former Bulldogs in the NFL, WR Andre Roberts and CB Cortez Allen of the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Lehigh Mountain Hawks (Patriot League) (1994–2000)|
|1998||Lehigh||12–1||6–0||1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal||12|
|1999||Lehigh||10–2||5–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA First Round||14|
|2000||Lehigh||12–1||6–0||1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal||8|
|The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (2005–2013)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- Jeff Higgins (December 16, 2013). "Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins to take assistant's job at Wake Forest". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- Kevin Higgins Archived 2005-02-21 at the Wayback Machine, Detroit Lions. Accessed February 20, 2008. "He was also the head basketball coach and assistant football coach at Emerson (N.J.) High School from 1977-78. A native of Emerson, N.J., Higgins attended Emerson High School where he was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams during his senior year."
- "The Citadel's Kevin Higgins named SoCon coach of the year; 7 Bulldogs honored". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. November 21, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
- Final poll standings are from The Sports Network Archived 2007-04-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- I-AA.org Final I-AA Regular-Season Polls (1978-2005)