Josh-Heupel
Josh Heupel | Biography

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  • Full Name Joshua Kenneth Heupel
  • Occupation Head Football Coach, Former Football Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace South Dakota, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 22, 1978
  • Age 43 Years, 8 Months
Head Football Coach at the University of Tennessee

Josh Heupel | Biography

In December 2017, Josh Heupel became a head coach of the UCF Knights and compiled a 28-8 record in three seasons at UCF

As a full-time assistant and quarterback coach at the University of Oklahoma, Heupel helped quarterback Sam Bradford win the Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien Award, and Sammy Baugh Award.


Josh Heupel is an American football coach. He currently serves as the head football coach at the University of Tennessee.

Who is Josh Heupel?

Josh Heupel is a football coach and former player. He played high school football at Aberdeen Central High School, where he became a standout quarterback and led his team to the state quarterfinals in 1995. He then played college football as a quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners at the University of Oklahoma. Heupel led his team to win the 2001 BCS National Championship Game Orange Bowl. The same year, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Oklahoma. 

Heupel kicked off his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma. He went on to serve as a tight-end coach at the University of Arizona during the 2005 season. Heupel then returned to Oklahoma as a full-time assistant and became the quarterback coach in 2006. In 2008, he helped quarterback Sam Bradford win the Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien Award, and Sammy Baugh Award.

After serving as quarterbacks coach for five seasons, Heupel was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2011. 

In 2015, he served as an assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach for the Utah State Aggies. From 2016 to 2017, he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Missouri Tigers.

In December 2017, he became a head coach of the UCF Knights and compiled a 28-8 record in three seasons at UCF.

Heupel became the head football coach at the University of Tennessee in January 2021.

Age

Joshua Kenneth Heupel was born on 22 March 1978 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He is 43 as of 2021.

Family and Wife

Josh’s parents are Cindy and Ken Heupel. His mother was a principal at Aberdeen Central High School, and his father was a head football coach at Northern State University. Josh has one younger sister named Andrea. 

Josh is married to Dawn Heupel. The couple together has two children, one daughter named Hannah and one son named Jace.

Salary

On 27 January 2021, Heupel signed a six-year deal with the University of Tennessee. According to his contract with Tennessee, he will earn $4 million annually from 2021 to 2026 seasons. However, if Heupel terminates the deal before 15 December 2022, he would owe Tennessee $8 million in buyout money. The figure drops to $6 million if he terminates the deal between 15 December 2022 to 15 December 2013, then to $4 million between 15 December 2023 to 15 December 2024, and it continues to drop by $1 million every year.

Heupel previously earned $2.3 million as the head coach of the UCF Knights.

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