- Became an NFL head coach for the first time when hired by Arizona on January 8, 2019.
- Kingsbury came to Arizona after spending the past six seasons (2013-18) as the head coach at his alma mater, Texas Tech.
- Recognized as one of the profession’s brightest and most-innovative offensive minds, Kingsbury has tutored six future NFL quarterbacks. That list includes first-round selections Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield and Johnny Manziel as well as Case Keenum, Davis Webb and Nic Shimonek. Under Kingsbury’s guidance, Mahomes (2016) and Keenum (2009, ’11) both led the nation in passing.
- While at Texas Tech, Kingsbury served as the play-caller for one of the college football’s most explosive and productive offenses. The Red Raiders featured a passing attack that ranked in the top-10 in the country in all six seasons of his tenure, ranked in the top-20 nationally for total offense in all six seasons and finished in the top-25 in scoring five times.
- Patrick Mahomes, the NFL MVP in 2018, spent two full seasons (2015-16) as the starter at Texas Tech under Kingsbury during which the Red Raiders finished #1 (2016) and #2 (2015) in the nation in total offense while Mahomes threw for a combined 9,705 yards and 77 TDs in 25 starts.
- Under Kingsbury, Texas Tech averaged at least 30 points per game, 470 total yards per game and 300 passing yards per game in all six seasons. The Red Raiders averaged over 500 yards of offense in four seasons and over 450 passing yards twice. They also averaged at least 140 rushing yards per game four times in six seasons under Kingsbury and averaged more than 40 points per game twice.
- Kingsbury has also coached at Texas A&M (2012) and at the University of Houston (2008-11) where he began his coaching career. Between 2011-18, Kingsbury’s teams averaged 40.3 points per game.
- At both Houston (2011) and Texas Tech (2016), Kingsbury’s offenses led the nation in total offense and passing offense.
Kliff Kingsbury was named Arizona’s head coach on January 8, 2019 when he signed a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. The 39-year old Kingsbury came to Arizona after spending the past six seasons (2013-18) as the head coach at his alma mater, Texas Tech. The New Braunfels, TX native is an 11-year coaching veteran who has also worked at Texas A&M (2012) and at the University of Houston (2008-11).
Dating back to his first offensive coordinator job at Houston in 2011, a Kingsbury-led offense never finished outside the top-20 in the nation in total offense and never finished outside the top-15 in passing offense.