November 4, 1957 |
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
|Alma mater||Central Arkansas|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2003–2005||Arkansas–Pine Bluff (LB)|
|2006–2007||Arkansas–Pine Bluff (DC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Monte Leon Coleman (born November 4, 1957) is a former American football linebacker who played for sixteen seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1994. He is currently the head football coach for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Coleman played college football at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, then a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school. He played safety his first three years before being converted to the linebacker position as a senior. He set a school record with 22 interceptions and became the first player from Central Arkansas drafted in the NFL when the Redskins chose him in the 11th of the 12 rounds of the 1979 NFL draft with the 289th overall selection.
Coleman played for the Redskins in parts of three decades: the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. On the all-time list of games played as a Redskin, Monte Coleman is currently second having played in 217 games, Darrell Green is first. He is one of only three men to play at least 16 seasons with the franchise, along with quarterback Sammy Baugh (16) and Green (20). Coleman’s 56.5 sacks are the team's fourth-highest all-time total.
Monte Coleman made “the all Madden Team” in 1993.
In 2003, he was named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
Enshrined to the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame on December 20, 2015.
Coleman was employed at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as a linebacker coach and team chaplain. On November 26, 2007, Coleman was named head football coach at the university. On December 8, 2012 Coleman coached the Arkansas–Pine Bluff to a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC_ conference championship by defeating Jackson State, 24–21, in the SWAC Championship Game at Birmingham, Alabama.
Head coaching record
|Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2008–present)|
|2008||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||3–9||2–5||4th (West)|
|2009||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||5–5||3–4||T–4th (West)|
|2010||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||5–6||4–5||4th (West)|
|2011||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||6–5||5–4||T–2nd (West)|
|2012||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||10–2||5–4||1st (West)||W SWAC Championship Game|
|2013||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||2–9||2–7||T–3rd (West)|
|2014||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||4–7||3–6||T–4th (West)|
|2015||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||2–9||1–8||5th (West)|