Lecture Topic: “Defense & the Kicking Game”
This year Fritz becomes the 40th head football coach in the 121-year history of Tulane football program. With 193 career victories, Fritz is currently the fourth active winningest HC among coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision. He was also twice named the national coach of the year, including AFCA FCS Coach of the Year in 2011 and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year in 2012. Fritz, 55, comes to Tulane from Georgia Southern where he spent two seasons and led the Eagles to a combined record of 17-7, a 2014 Sun Belt Conference title and the school’s first-ever NCAA bowl game while leading the nation in rushing both years. Fritz led the Eagles to a 9-3 overall record and a perfect mark of 8-0 in conference play during his first season at Georgia Southern in 2014. He served as head coach at Sam Houston State from 2010-13 where he led the team to back to back Southland Conference titles. He previously coached at Blinn College, Central Missouri, Coffeyville JC and HS in Kansas and Texas.