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James Seth Littrell (born July 24, 1978) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the North Texas Mean Green football team.[1]

Seth Littrell
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Littrell at 2018 C-USA Kickoff
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorth Texas
ConferenceC-USA
Record25–21
Annual salary1,733,439
Biographical details
Born (1978-07-24) July 24, 1978 (age 41)
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Playing career
1997-2000Oklahoma
Position(s)Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2004Kansas (GA)
2005–2008Texas Tech (RB)
2009Arizona (RB/TE)
2010Arizona (Co-OC/RB/TE)
2011Arizona (OC/RB/TE)
2012–2013Indiana (OC/FB/TE)
2014–2015North Carolina (AHC/OC/TE)
2016–presentNorth Texas
Head coaching record
Overall25–21
Bowls0–3

Personal lifeEdit

Littrell was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played four years and was a team captain on the Oklahoma Sooners football team that won the 2000 national championship. He graduated in 2001 with a degree in communications. His father, Jimmy, also played fullback at OU and won two national championships in 1974 and 1975.

Coaching careerEdit

Litrell started his coaching as a graduate assistant for the Kansas Jayhawks football team for two seasons from 2002 to 2004.

Under Mike Leach, he was running backs coach at Texas Tech from 2005 to 2008. From 2009 to 2011, Littrell coached the offense at Arizona. Then from 2012 to 2013, Littrell was offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Indiana from 2012 to 2013. From 2014 to 2015, Littrell was assistant head coach for offense and tight ends coach at North Carolina under Larry Fedora. In Littrell's last season at North Carolina, the team finished 11–3 and first place in the ACC Coastal Division.[2]

North TexasEdit

On December 5, 2015, Littrell was named the head coach at North Texas. UNT hired Littrell after the Mean Green finished 1-11 in 2015. School officials moved quickly to sign Littrell to an extension following the season through 2021.[3]. After his first season which saw the team finish in a bowl game and with a 5-8 record, his second season his team broke through. With great play from future NFL back Jeffrey Wilson, senior Kishawn McClain, and the future program passing leader sophomore Mason Fine, the team finished the season with a 9-5 record. This was the first 9 win season in almost 40 years for UNT and led to another contract extension. The following season Seth Littrell led the Mean Green to a 4-0 start with wins that included a 46-23 win over rival SMU, and a surprising 44-17 win over SEC Arkansas. The team finished again with 9 wins and a third consecutive bowl appearance. Seth Littrell is 0-3 in bowl games with the most recent game coming on December 15, 2018 where UNT lost to Utah State 52-13.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas Mean Green (Conference USA) (2016–present)
2016 North Texas 5–8 3–5 4th (West) L Heart of Dallas
2017 North Texas 9–5 7–1 1st (West) L New Orleans
2018 North Texas 9–4 5–3 T–2nd (West) L New Mexico
2019 North Texas 2–4 1–1 (West)
North Texas: 25–21 16–10
Total: 25–21
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "North Texas hires UNC off. coordinator Littrell as coach". USA Today. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Seth Littrell". North Texas Athletics. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/mean-green/2017/05/30/littrell-make-900000-base-salary-improved-incentives-new-contract. Retrieved 2017-10-17. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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