Tuesday, December 08, 2015

BG Names Jinks to Coach Falcon Football

So, it is Mike Jinks, who is an Associate Head Coach at Texas Tech, where he also coaches running backs.  This is a very, very interesting hire.  He has only been an assistant coach at the collegiate level for three years.  He was a very successful high school coach in the San Antonio area, going 43-3 in his last three seasons.

Kingston is certainly not playing it safe here. This was a pick that took some courage. He did pick Babers and claims that he spent every Sunday this fall previewing possible coaches, so who knows?  But there is nowhere to hide here.  You had the last two guys from this job go big and it is a very attractive job.  Looking forward to Coach Jinks keeping BG football at the top of the MAC.

More to come.

Here is the Jinks bio from Texas Tech.

Begins his third season at Texas Tech where he coaches running backs. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach in January 2015.

• Tutored the first running back to run for over 1,000 yards, in more than a decade, in his second season (2014) at Texas Tech. DeAndre Washington became the first Red Raider since Ricky Williams in 1998 to rush for 1,000-plus yards in a single season. Washington finished the year with 1,103 rushing yards on 188 carries.

• In his first season in 2013, Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington combined for 1,013 rushing yards, 533 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns.

• Joined the Texas Tech program after a highly successful tenure at Steele High School in Cibolo, a suburb of San Antonio. Jinks was the first head coach at Steele when the school opened its doors back in 2005 and it didn’t take long for him to mold the program into a state powerhouse.

• While at Steele, he compiled a 76-18 overall record and an impressive 43-4 mark in his final three seasons. He led the Knights to the 2010 Class 5A Division II State Championship and to the state finals again in 2011.

• His highly successful career (79-25 record) in Cibolo led to him to receiving the honor of coaching the West Team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January 2013. After serving as a high school assistant coach and offensive coordinator at five different schools, Jinks earned his first head coaching job at Burbank High School in 2005.

• Was a two-year starting quarterback at Angelo State University where he earned his degree in Kinesiology.

• He and his wife Meredith have two children, Jaden and Madison.

2015-Present: Texas Tech Associate Head Coach (running backs)
2013-14: Texas Tech Assistant Coach (running backs)
2006-12: Cibolo Steele H.S. Head Coach
2005: Burbank H.S. Head Coach
2002-04: Robert E. Lee H.S. Offensive Coordinator
2000-01: Galena Park H.S. Offensive Coordinator
1999: David Crockett H.S. Offensive Coordinator
1998: Judson H.S. Assistant Coach (quarterbacks)
1996-97: Ellison H.S. Assistant Coach (quarterbacks)

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