GEORGE MICHAEL MACINTYRE (born March 14, 1965) is an American
football coach who is currently head coach at the University of
Colorado Boulder . MacIntyre played college football at Vanderbilt and
Georgia Tech and began his coaching career in 1990 as a graduate
assistant at Georgia . From 1992 to 2002, MacIntyre held various
assistant coaching positions at Davidson , UT Martin , Temple , and
Mississippi . From 2003 to 2007, MacIntyre was an assistant coach in
the NFL , first as defensive backs coach of the
Hired by San Jose State in 2010, MacIntyre became a head coach for the first time in his career. As San Jose State head coach from 2010 to 2012, MacIntyre coached a program that improved from a one-win season in 2010 to a 10–2 record in 2012. San Jose State also earned its first-ever BCS Top 25 ranking and first bowl invitation since 2006. After the 2012 regular season but before the 2012 Military Bowl , MacIntyre resigned from San Jose State to accept the head coach position at Colorado .
* 1 Early life and college
* 2 Coaching career
* 2.1 Assistant coach (1990–2009)
* 2.2 San Jose State head coach (2010–2012)
* 2.2.1 2010 * 2.2.2 2011 * 2.2.3 2012
* 2.3 Colorado (2013–present)
* 3 Coaching tree * 4 Head coaching record * 5 References * 6 External links
EARLY LIFE AND COLLEGE
Born in 1965 in
ASSISTANT COACH (1990–2009)
MacIntyre enrolled in a
University of Georgia
From 1999 to 2002, MacIntyre coached at the University of Mississippi
(Ole Miss), starting as the wide receiver coach then in 2001 the
defensive secondary coach. MacIntyre actively helped recruit Patrick
Willis to Ole Miss; Willis would become an
All-Pro linebacker in the
NFL . Ole Miss won the
MacIntyre would then spend five seasons in the NFL starting in 2003:
as the defensive backs coach of the
SAN JOSE STATE HEAD COACH (2010–2012)
On December 16, 2009, MacIntyre became the new head coach of the San
Jose State Spartans football team, a member of the Western Athletic
Conference (WAC), after
Local media considered MacIntyre to be a smart hire despite his inexperience as a head coach. MacIntyre has stated that he chose to be the head coach to inspire success in the student-athletes and praised his father George MacIntyre for improving the struggling football programs UT Martin and Vanderbilt as coach. He also planned on dropping the spread offense and expand recruiting rather than rely on junior college transfers. San Jose State completed the 2010 season 1–12. However, MacIntyre expressed optimism that the team would improve in 2011 given that the team would have 85 athletes on scholarship next season.
In 2011, the Spartans finished 5–7. Unlike the previous season in which MacIntyre had only six weeks of recruiting time, MacIntyre had a full term of recruiting. The coach also commented shortly before the first game of 2011 that his players benefited by learning his playbook throughout 2010 despite the one-win season. Then with the longest losing streak of Division I football, the Spartans lost 13 games in a row starting in 2010 until beating New Mexico State on September 24, 2011. San Jose State averaged 190 rushing yards per game by then, a marked improvement from years past. San Jose Mercury News columnist Jon Wilner credited MacIntyre's experience coaching in the SEC , a conference Wilner wrote was "all about running between the tackles."
The next week, San Jose State won its second in a row and ended a
16-game road losing streak with a 38–31 victory over Colorado State
; that win marked the first time since 2008 San Jose State won two
consecutive games and first non-conference win since 2002. San Jose
State's homecoming game on October 14, 2011 was nationally televised
as part of
MacIntyre and San Jose State players at Spartan Stadium in September 2012
In January 2012, MacIntyre accepted a contract extension through the 2017 season. Scout.com ranked MacIntyre's 2012 recruiting class the best of the WAC. In July, MacIntyre speculated that San Jose State could contend for a WAC championship this year. San Jose State began the 2012 season 4–1, the best start since the 2006 New Mexico Bowl championship season. The Spartans finished the regular season with a six-game winning streak and a 10–2 record—only two years removed from a 1-12 season—and for the first time in school history the Spartans earned a final end-of-season BCS ranking (#24). The Spartans also finished the regular season with a #24 ranking in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. MacIntyre made $450,000 per year as head coach of the Spartans.
On December 10, 2012, the
University of Colorado
Everything came together for Colorado in 2016. On October 22, Colorado became bowl eligible for the first time since 2007 after beating Stanford 10–5. Two weeks later, they clinched their first winning season since 2005 with a 20–10 victory over UCLA. On November 26, 2016, MacIntyre led the Buffaloes to a 27-22 victory over Utah, clinching the first Pac-12 South Division Championship in school history. MacIntyre was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year for 2016 after the Buffaloes were picked to finish last in the division prior to the season. He was also awarded the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award becoming the second Colorado coach to earn the award, on a team led by his first recruiting class, assembled just weeks after his hire.
On January 10, 2017, MacIntyre signed a 5-year, $16.25 million contract with Colorado that will see him under contract with the Buffaloes through the 2021 season.
HEAD COACHING RECORD
YEAR TEAM OVERALL CONFERENCE STANDING BOWL/PLAYOFFS COACHES# AP°
SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS (
Western Athletic Conference
2010 San Jose State 1–12 0–8 9th
2011 San Jose State 5–7 3–4 T–4th
2012 San Jose State 10–2 5–1 2nd Military * 21 21
SAN JOSE STATE: 16–21 8–13 * Did not coach bowl game
COLORADO BUFFALOES (
2013 Colorado 4–8 1–8 6th (South)
2014 Colorado 2–10 0–9 6th (South)
2015 Colorado 4–9 1–8 6th (South)
2016 Colorado 10–4 8–1 1st (South) L Alamo 15 17
2017 Colorado 0–0 0–0 (South)
COLORADO: 20–31 10–26
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