December 18, 1970 |
|1989–1990||Garden City CC|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1993–1995||Kansas State (GA)|
|1996–1998||Kansas State (LB)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Broyles Award (2016)|
Previously he had coached with Bill Snyder at Kansas State and was brought to Oklahoma by Stoops. He coached the Linebackers from 1996-1998 and was also the Defensive Run Game Coordinator in 1998 after serving as a Graduate Assistant from 1993-1995.
In January 2012, after it was announced that Mike Stoops would be returning to Oklahoma to resume the defensive coordinator position he had held until 2004, Venables accepted the position of defensive coordinator at Clemson, where his salary was expected to be between $750,000 and $1 million. Venables had been previously reported to be a candidate for the head coaching position at a number of schools including Miami, Kansas, Arkansas, Kansas State , Clemson  and Texas Tech.
As a student he played linebacker at Kansas State under coach Bill Snyder. He would later become an assistant on Snyder's staff at Kansas State.
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