Jimbo Fisher is entering his 6th season as Texas A&M’s head coach.
Fisher is one of just a small handful of active head coaches who have won the National Championship, doing so at Florida State back in 2013. However, he has yet to reach those heights during his time in College Station.
The Aggies are 39-21 overall and 23-18 in SEC play since Fisher initially accepted their head coaching position. He has not yet led Texas A&M to a 10-win season — something the program has not accomplished since Johnny Manziel was running the show in 2012.
However, brighter days appear to be ahead. Under Fisher’s leadership, Texas A&M has become one of the top recruiting programs in the country. The Aggies pulled in the nation’s No. 1 overall recruiting class in 2022 — a group which included 8 5-star prospects.
Fisher’s success on the recruiting trail has been marred by a lack of SEC dominance and one of the largest contracts in the country. Fisher initially signed a 10-year, $75 million deal with Texas A&M that began in 2018.
Back in September of 2021, he signed an extension through the 2031 college football season. His salary for 2023 is $9.15 million and he’s set to receive an annual raise of $100,000 for the remainder of the deal.
Prior to joining Texas A&M, Fisher spent 8 years as the head coach at Florida State. He led the Noles to a National Championship as well as an appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Only 4 other active head coaches have won the National Championship: Nick Saban, Kirby Smart, Dabo Swinney and Mack Brown.
Fisher also served as FSU’s offensive coordinator from 2007-09 before taking the head coaching job. Prior to that role, he was LSU’s offensive coordinator from 2000-06. Nick Saban — LSU’s head coach through the 2004 campaign — and Fisher helped lead LSU to the 2003 BCS National Championship.
However, Fisher and Saban were involved in an off-the-field feud as recently as last offseason. After Saban called out Texas A&M for “buying every player on its team,” Fisher went off on Saban’s comments during a press conference. “Go dig in to wherever he’s been. You can find out everything. It’s a shame,” Fisher said. “Some people think they’re God. Go dig into how God did his deal.”
Fisher cut his teeth as a quarterbacks coach. Early in his career, he coached in that role for Cincinnati (1999), Auburn (1993-98) and Samford (1988-92).
As a player, Fisher himself was a quarterback. He played for Salem University and Samford from 1985-87. He also spent 1 season with the Chicago Bruisers, an Arena Football League franchise. That same year, he began his coaching career with Samford.
His career accolades include 1 National Championship, 3 ACC titles and 4 ACC Atlantic division crowns.
Jimbo Fisher’s coaching experience
- 1988-90: Samford — Graduate assistant and offensive coordinator
- 1988-90: Samford — Graduate assistant and quarterbacks coach
- 1991-92: Samford — Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach
- 1993-98: Auburn — Quarterbacks coach
- 1999: Cincinnati — Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach
- 2000-06: LSU — Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach
- 2007-09: Florida State — Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach
- 2010-2017: Florida State — Head coach
- 2018-Present: Texas A&M — Head coach
Head coaching record
- Florida State (8 seasons): 82-23 (48-16 ACC)
- Texas A&M (5 seasons): 39-21 (23-18 SEC)
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