Chris Hurd
Chris  Hurd

Special Teams Coordinator/TE

Alma Mater:
North Texas, '04


Meet Coach Chris Hurd

Owls Open 2014 Home Season Sept. 13 vs Tulsa


Football Opens 2014 with Two Additional Assistants

Partridge Assistant Staff Now at Seven

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Coaching Experience
2014 - Florida Atlantic University (Special Teams Coordinator/TE)
2013 - University of Arkansas (Special Teams Quality Control)
2012 - University of Tennessee (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach)
2011 - University of Tennessee (Strength and Conditioning Intern)
2007-10 - Cisco College (Defensive Coordinator/DB/ST)
2005-06 - University of North Texas (Graduate Assistant/DB/TE)
2004 - University of North Texas (Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning)

Bowl /Post-Season Games Coached
2004 - New Orleans Bowl (North Texas)

Bowl Games as a Player
2003 New Orleans Bowl
2002 New Orleans Bowl Champion
2001 New Orleans Bowl

Playing Experience
Linebacker, North Texas (2000-03)

Hometown: Killeen, Texas
Education: Bachelor of Arts, History with a minor in Criminal Justice, North Texas 2004

At Arkansas
Served one season as the University of Arkansas special teams quality control coach.

At Tennessee
Worked in strength and conditioning at the University of Tennessee for two seasons. He was an intern in 2011 and an assistant coach in 2012. During his time at Tennessee, the Vols produced seven All-SEC selections and five NFL draft picks, including 2013 first-round selection Cordarrelle Patterson. In 2012, Tennessee ranked in the top-five in the SEC in 10 different categories, including leading the conference in sacks allowed and ranking in the top-three in four other categories.

Cisco College
Hurd spent four seasons coaching at Cisco College in Cisco, Texas, where his positions included defensive coordinator for three seasons and special teams coordinator for two. In 2007, he coached defensive backs as well as the punt and kickoff units.

University of North Texas
Hurd began his coaching career at his alma mater as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant. He moved to the field in 2005-06 where he coached tight ends his first season and defensive backs the next. The 2004 season was his first to coach in a bowl game and it stretched the Mean Green's consecutive-bowl game streak to four.

Playing Career
North Texas (2000-03) - Walk-on who lettered four seasons. He earned a scholarship and was a two-year starter. Member of a team that captured the Sun Belt Conference Championship in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Earned the team's Byron Gross Award, bestowed to the team's best linebacker, in 2002 and 2003. Named first-team All-Sun Belt in 2003 and was the Defensive Player of the Year the same season.

Killeen High School (1997-00) - linebacker and team captain. Named 2nd team All-State.

Professional Players Coached
Cordarrelle Patterson (Minnesota Vikings - First Round)