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Charlie Strong Named
21st Head Coach at Louisville

Dec. 9, 2009

Charlie Strong, former defensive coordinator at the University of Florida, has been named the 21st head football coach at the University of Louisville, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced on Wednesday.

"I've done a lot of homework with this hire, and I was amazed how well-respected and revered Charlie Strong is throughout the country ," said Jurich. "He commands a lot of respect from people within the game, including ex-players and coaches around college football."

Strong becomes the third African-American coach at a BCS school (Randy Shannon at Miami and Mike London at Virginia) and just the second-ever in the BIG EAST Conference.
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