Major Applewhite

Major Applewhite was named head coach at Houston on Dec. 9, 2016 after serving two seasons as the program's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Applewhite, who has 14 years of coaching experience including seven as an offensive coordinator, has coached in 12 bowl games, four of which have been the New Year's Six variety including the 2010 BCS National Championship.

Applewhite's first season as a head coach started off with advertisity as Houston was hit with one of the nation's most devastating natural disasters in Hurricane Harvey. Following a team evacuation to Austin concluded and a cancellation of the season-opener at UTSA, Applewhite rallied his team to a seven-win season and a program-record fifth straight bowl game appearance, finishing second in The American West.