Pep Hamilton

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Pep Hamilton
Michigan Wolverines
Position: Assistant head coach/Passing game coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1974-09-19) September 19, 1974 (age 43)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
High school: West Charlotte (NC)
College: Howard
Career history
As coach:
Coaching stats at PFR

Alfonza "Pep" Hamilton (born September 19, 1974) is an American football coach. He serves as passing game coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines football team of the Big Ten Conference.

College career[edit]

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina who graduated from West Charlotte High School, Hamilton played quarterback from 1993 to 1996 at Howard University. While at Howard, Hamilton earned the team's scholar-athlete award in 1995 and 1996.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hamilton started his coaching career at Howard University, where he served as the team's quarterbacks coach before becoming the team's offensive coordinator. Hamilton coached in the National Football League for the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers before taking a position as quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears on March 5, 2007.[1]

College coaching[edit]

In 2010, Hamilton was hired by the University of New Mexico Lobos after Tee Martin left for the Kentucky Wildcats and was named co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. However, after Ron Turner left Stanford for the Indianapolis Colts, Hamilton left New Mexico and before the start of the season to be the wide receivers coach at Stanford.[2] In 2011, he was promoted to offensive coordinator under new head coach David Shaw.[1]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

In 2013, Hamilton was named as the new offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, after former OC Bruce Arians left to become the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The move reunited Hamilton with former Stanford starting quarterback Andrew Luck, tight end Coby Fleener, and wide receiver Griff Whalen.[3] On December 30, 2014 the Oakland Raiders interviewed Hamilton concerning their coaching vacancy, however opted to hire Jack Del Rio.[4]

On November 3, 2015, the Colts fired Hamilton.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

In January 2016, Hamilton was named as the associate head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns.[6]

Michigan Wolverines[edit]

Hamilton was signed by the Wolverines to a four-year $4.25m contract.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Stanford Announces Changes to Football Coaching Staff" (Press release). Stanford Department of Athletics. February 2, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Biggs, Brad (March 9, 2010). "Stanford loses one ex-Bears coach, hires another". Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Copeland, Kareem (January 18, 2013). "Indianapolis Colts hire Pep Hamilton to run offense". National Football League. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Report: Raiders seek to interview Pep Hamilton". 31 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Colts fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton". 3 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Former Colts Coordinator Pep Hamilton Hired as Browns Assistant Head Coach". 20 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Michigan becomes first public institution to pay three assistants $1 million a year". ESPN. January 25, 2017.