Former Texas head coach Charlie Strong is set to join Mario Cristobal’s staff with the Miami Hurricanes.
Strong, who also coached at Louisville and USF, is finalizing a deal to become Miami’s linebackers coach. The hiring was first reported by ESPN.
Strong spent last year in the NFL as the inside linebackers coach and assist to head coach Urban Meyer with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Charlie Strong, 61, was the head coach at Texas from 2014-2016 and at the time was considered among the top up-and-coming coaches in college football. He is also regarded as an excellent recruiter as he had two top ten recruiting classes in his three seasons with the Longhorns.
Strong has an overall head coaching record of 74-53 and is also a two-time Big East Coach of the Year, winning in 2010 and 2012 while with Louisville.
He also was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2009, given to the nation’s top assistant coach, when he served as Florida’s defensive coordinator.
Strong joins offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele as new additions to Cristobal’s staff hired this month.