Lincoln Riley - Head Coach, USC
Lincoln Riley first got into coaching in 2003 as a student assistant under the late Mike Leach at Texas Tech, where he learned the nuances of Leach's famed Air Raid offense. Riley remained with the Red Raiders until 2009 and joined East Carolina as their offensive coordinator in 2010, where he continued his coaching career until becoming OC for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2015 and later their head coach in 2017.
During his time with the Sooners, he compiled a 55 - 10 record, the highest winning percentage in Oklahoma history. He's helped develop some of the best quarterbacks we've seen at the collegiate level, two of whom one Heisman Awards with Riley, including Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. He also mentored another quarterback you may have heard of Jalen Hurts.
Riley is now the head coach with the USC Trojans, taking that role in 2022, where he now leads another terrific college quarterback, Caleb Williams, and likely the top pick in next year's NFL Draft. USC is currently third in total offense, fifth in passing yards per game, and second in the country in scoring, averaging over 45 points per game.