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Tyrone Willingham Biography

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Date of Birth 1953-12-30
Nationality American
Profession Football player and Coach
Working for NFL
Education physical education
Education at Michigan State University
Name on Birth Tyrone Willingham
Place of Birth Kinston, North Carolina

Lionel Tyrone "Ty" Willingham is a retired American football player and coach. At the time of his live profession, he was the head coach at Standford University from 1995 to 2001, University of Washington from 2005 to 2008 and the University of Notre Dame from 2002 to 2004. He has been known for his compiling career in football of college level. For which he also holds the world record. Currently he has been serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the Standford University women’s golf team.

Willingham was born on December 30th, 1953 in Kinston, North Carolina. For his educational background, he had attended Jacksonville Senior High School in Jacksonville, North Carolina. At his school life he was pro in basketball and baseball. Later he joined Michigan State University where he played football and baseball and graduated in 1977 with a degree in physical education. At the time of his university life, he had held assistant coaching positions at his alma mater (1977, 1980–82), Central Michigan University (1978–79), North Carolina State University (1983–85), Rice University (1986–88), and Stanford University (1989–91).

In 1994, despite lacking experience as a head coach or coordinator, Willingham was successfully appointed as head coach of the football program at Stanford, succeeding Bill Walsh. Afterwards in his seven seasons from 1995 to 2001 as a coach he had led the cardinal to 44-36-1 record and four bowl game appearances. Eventually in 2000, he was allowed to present along with the Eddie Robinson Coach of Distinction Award and also was given an honor of  "an outstanding college football coach and role model for career achievement". On December 31, 2001, Willingham was hired as head coach at Notre Dame. During his career, he had begun the 2002 season by going 8-0 and also went on to become the only first- year coach in Notre Dame history to win 10 games. His outstanding potential in game field was praise worthy and for his effort he was named the ESPN/Home Depot Collge Coach of the year. On December 13, 2004, Willingham was hired as the new head coach at Washington, succeeding Keith Gilbertson. He found himself facing his former team on September 24, 2005. On the record his 2006 Washington team started to play from October with a 4–1 record, with its most notable victory a stunning 29–19 upset over previously undefeated UCLA, before losing its next 6 games after starting quarterback Isaiah Stanback suffered a season ending foot injury in a loss to Oregon State in their sixth game.

At present Willingham is serving as one of the thirteen members of The College Football Playoff Selection Committee. Till the end his has been selected as one of the most reputed personalities of sports. Tyrone Willingham has built a reputation as one of the most respected coaches in college football. He has established himself on the top level of the young coaches in the NFL during his three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Till the end many popular sites has collected his entire life time events along with success in efficient form. Hence anyone interested about him can go through such sites including Wikipedia for more details in updated form.

Now turning back to his personal life, extraordinary personality has not seen very willing to let his personal details to be flashed in front of media. There is no any particular information on the matter of his living relation and affairs. Till the date only his professional life is explained in full detail but not his personal life. as a result his indoor life has been set in disguised from his fans and followers. Beside that he is also connected to many social sites for an ease for his fans and followers to know more about him.