McGee at the 2012 UAB Spring Game
April 6, 1973 |
|Alma mater||University of Oklahoma|
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Northern Iowa (WR)
Jacksonville Jaguars (QC)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
Garrick McGee (born April 6, 1973) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), a position he assumed in December 2011. McGee has previously been the offensive coordinator at Northwestern University and the University of Arkansas. He played college football as a quarterback at Arizona State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, and the University of Oklahoma.
He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School. He later went on to play as a quarterback at Arizona State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, and the University of Oklahoma.
McGee was named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Razorbacks prior to the 2010 season and helped lead them to a 10–3 record and an appearance in the 2011 Sugar Bowl. Arkansas' offense finished 8th in the nation, averaging 489 yards per game. The Razorbacks were also fourth in passing offense and 14th in scoring offense (37.3 ppg).
On January 13, 2011, media outlets reported that McGee was offered the job to take over the University of Tulsa's Golden Hurricane football team from the departing Todd Graham, who left the head coaching position to take over the program at the University of Pittsburgh. McGee withdrew his name from the search the following day.
On December 3, 2011, numerous media outlets reported McGee would become the next coach of the UAB Blazers and fourth head coach in school history, replacing Neil Callaway. On December 4, 2011, UAB officials officially announced they hired McGee to serve as the fourth head coach in the history of the program. McGee was officially introduced as the new head coach at a press conference on December 5, 2011.
Head coaching record
|UAB Blazers (Conference USA) (2012–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|