Tommy West (American football)
|Title||Defensive line coach|
July 31, 1954|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Ole Miss (RB)
Appalachian State (WR/TE)
South Carolina (DC/LB)
Southern Miss (DC/LB)
Middle Tennessee (DL)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
Thomas Cleveland "Tommy" West (born July 31, 1954) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive line coach at Middle Tennessee State University. West served as head football coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1993), Clemson University (1993–1998) and the University of Memphis (2001–2009), compiling a career college football record of 84–96. West was fired as head coach at Memphis on November 9, 2009 after beginning the season 2–7. West finished the season with Memphis.
West attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Georgia, from which he graduated in 1972. There he was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, he was an All-American selection. He is divorced and has one son, Turner West, who is an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys.
Head coaching record
|Chattanooga Mocs (Southern Conference) (1993)|
|Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1993–1998)|
|1993||Clemson||1–0[n 1]||[n 1]||[n 1]||W Peach||23||22|
|Memphis Tigers (Conference USA) (2001–2009)|
|2003||Memphis||9–4||5–3||T–3rd||W New Orleans|
|2005||Memphis||7–5||5–3||T–2nd (East)||W Motor City|
|2007||Memphis||7–6||6–2||T–2nd (East)||L New Orleans|
|2008||Memphis||6–7||4–4||T–2nd (East)||L St. Petersburg|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- Tommy West fired as Memphis Tigers football coach, The Commercial Appeal, November 9, 2009
- Middle Tennessee profile
- UAB profile
- Memphis profile
- Tommy West at the College Football Data Warehouse