Jim McElwain

Jim McElwain became Alabama’s offensive coordinator in 2008, working under coach Nick Saban and helping the Tide to a 48-6 record in four seasons, including two national championships. Running back Mark Ingram won the Crimson Tide’s first-ever Heisman Trophy in McElwain’s offense, and he also helped develop players like Greg McElroy, Julio Jones and Barrett Jones.

McElwain left Alabama to become head coach at Colorado State in 2012. Before coaching for the Tide, he spent one season as Fresno State’s offensive coordinator in 2007. McElwain also spent time as an assistant for the Oakland Raiders, Michigan State, Louisville, Montana State and Eastern Washington, coaching quarterbacks, wide receivers and special teams in addition to being an offensive coordinator and assistant head coach.

He also played quarterback at Eastern Washington from 1980 to 1983.

Jim McElwain’s Coaching Experience

Florida Gators
Head Coach
2015-Present
Colorado State Rams
Head Coach
2012-2014
Alabama Crimson Tide
Offensive Coordinator
2008-2011
Fresno State Bulldogs
Offensive Coordinator
2007
Oakland Raiders
Quarterbacks Coach
2006
Michigan State Spartans
Assistant Head Coach
2003-2005
Louisville Cardinals
Wide Receivers Coach
2000-2002
Montana State Bobcats
Offensive Coordinator
1995-1999
Eastern Washington Eagles
Quarterbacks Coach
1987-1994
Eastern Washington Eagles
Graduate Assistant
1985-1986
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