Mike Canales

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Mike Canales
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Associate head coach/
Offensive coordinator/
Quarterbacks coach
Team North Texas
Conference Conference USA
Biographical details
Born (1961-06-21) June 21, 1961 (age 53)
Coronado, California
Playing career
1981–1983 Utah State
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Brigham Young (GA)
Snow College (OC/QB)
Pacific (QB)
South Florida (OC/QB)
North Carolina State (QB)
New York Jets (WR)
Arizona (OC/QB)
South Florida (OC/QB)
North Texas (OC/QB)
North Texas (interim HC)
North Texas (assoc. HC/OC/QB)
Head coaching record
Overall 2–3

Mike Canales (born June 21, 1961) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the associate head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of North Texas, a position he has held since the 2011 season.

Coaching career[edit]

During the 2010 season at North Texas, he was promoted from offensive coordinator to interim head coach after the mid-season termination of his predecessor, Todd Dodge. UNT averaged 33.8 points a game after Canales took over as head coach, after averaging 16.9 points in the first seven games of the season. Canales amassed a 2–3 record as interim head coach.

Despite North Texas players' support for Canales, the full-time head coaching position was awarded to former Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney.[1] McCarney has retained Canales as offensive coordinator. Canales attended Utah State University, where he was a three-year starting quarterback on the football team.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas Mean Green (Sun Belt Conference) (2010)
2010 North Texas 2–3
North Texas: 2–3
Total: 2–3


  1. ^ Dan McCarney to be named UNT head football coach, Pegasus News, November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Mike Canales Bio, University of South Florida, April 11, 2007.

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