|Title||Interim head coach/
June 21, 1961 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1987–1994||Snow College (OC/QB)|
|1996–2000||South Florida (OC/QB)|
|2001–2002||North Carolina State (PGC/QB)|
|2003||New York Jets (WR)|
|2007–2008||South Florida (PGC/WR)|
|2009||South Florida (OC/QB)|
|2010||North Texas (OC/QB)|
|2010||North Texas (Interim HC)|
|2011–Present||North Texas (AHC/OC/QB)|
|Head coaching record|
Mike Canales (born June 21, 1961) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the Interim head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of North Texas, a position he has held since the 2011 season.
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. McCarney retained Canales as offensive coordinator. Canales attended Utah State University, where he was a three-year starting quarterback on the football team.
Head coaching record
|North Texas Mean Green (Sun Belt Conference) (2010)|
|North Texas Mean Green (Conference USA) (2015)|