Texas A&M Football Coaching Staff

Last Game

LSU
Win 74-72
Nov 24, 2018
College Station, TX

Jimbo Fisher

Head Coach

Jimbo Fisher, who led Florida State to the college football national championship during the 2013 season, is entering his first year as Texas A&M head football coach. Fisher complied an 83-23 record and won at least ten games in six of his eight seasons at the helm in Tallahassee. Fisher's teams had four top ten finishes and three other top 25 finishes. Known for his acumen in developing quarterbacks, Fisher has mentored four signal callers who became NFL first round picks. Prior to serving as the offensive coordinator and then head coach of the Seminoles, Fisher was Nick Saban's OC at LSU, where he also won a national title. Saban has called Fisher the best offensive coordinator to ever work for him. Fisher also led offenses at Auburn, Cincinnati, and Samford.

Darrell Dickey

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Darrell Dickey joined the Texas A&M staff as offensive coordinator after six years at Memphis, first working alongside Justin Fuente and then Mike Norvell. He also served as interim head coach when Fuente departed for Virginia Tech. Dickey's Tigers ranked second nationally in scoring offense, averaging 47.7 points per game, and fourth in total offense at over 548 yards per game. The Tigers also averaged over 200 yards per game on the ground. Prior to his time at Memphis, Dickey spent time coaching both in the SEC and in Texas, including serving as a graduate assistant under Jackie Sherrill at Texas A&M in 1985. In the early 1990s, he coached tight ends at LSU and quarterbacks and running backs at Mississippi State. He was the head coach at North Texas from 1998-2006 and led the Mean Green to four straight Sun Belt Titles from 2001-2004.

Mike Elko

Defensive Coordinator

Mike Elko joined the A&M staff to run the Aggie defense after helping revitalize a Notre Dame team that spent much of 2017 in the top ten and closed the season with a win over LSU in the Citrus Bowl. Elko has built a reputation as an aggressive defensive coordinator who builds schemes around players' strengths with an exceptional ability to adjust. Before heading to South Bend, the 40 year-old Elko was the defensive coordinator at Wake Forest for three seasons and Bowling Green for five. Neither program is a football power, yet Elko joined Notre Dame as one of only two active defensive coordinators with five consecutive top 40 defenses. Elko's 2015 unit was one of four defenses in the country to finish among the top-20 in scoring defense, sacks, and forced turnovers. The other three teams on that list were playoff qualifiers Alabama and Washington and the national champion Clemson Tigers.

Dameyune Craig

Wide Receivers

Dameyune Craig, who was a record-setting quarterback at Auburn during his playing days, comes to Aggieland after multiple coaching stops throughout the southeast. Notably, Craig spent time at Florida State under head coach Jimbo Fisher, overseeing the Seminoles' quarterbacks and recruiting efforts from 2010-2012 and returning to Tallahassee as an offensive analyst in 2017. In between his stints at FSU, Craig was Auburn's co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach from 2013-2015 and coached receivers at LSU in 2016. Craig has been ranked as one of the nation's top recruiters by multiple outlets and recruited Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston to Florida State as part of the Seminoles' top-five 2012 class.

Joe Jon Finley

Tight Ends

Joe Jon Finley joined the Texas A&M staff as tight ends coach after two years at Missouri. A former All-Big 12 tight end at Oklahoma, Finley helped develop Missouri sophomore Albert Okwuegbunam, an All-SEC tight end in 2017 and a 2018 Mackey Award finalist. In 2017, Missouri’s tight ends combined for 15 touchdowns, which was the most in the nation for that position group. Finley played high school football at Arlington for his father, played professional football from 2008 until 2011. He was on NFL rosters with the San Francisco 49ers in 2008-10 and the Detroit Lions in 2011. He then began his coaching career as offensive line coach at Los Fresnos High School in the Rio Grande Valley.

Jay Graham

Running Backs

Jay Graham's path to College Station runs primarily through the southeast, with stops at Florida State, Tennessee and South Carolina. As a running backs and special teams coach, Graham helped FSU to a national title in 2013 and two ACC Championships in his five seasons in Tallahassee. Graham has had a hand in developing multiple collegiate and NFL stars, including running backs Dalvin Cook and Devonta Freeman and kicker Robert Aguayo. Prior to his coaching days, Graham was a standout running back at Tennessee and, after he was drafted in the third round by Baltimore in the 1997 NFL Draft, spent six seasons playing for Baltimore, Seattle and Green Bay.

Maurice Linguist

Defensive Backs

Maurice Linguist joins the Texas A&M coaching staff from Minnesota, where he was the Assistant Head Coach and spent one season coaching defensive backs. His 2017 Gophers ranked third in the Big Ten in passing defense and pass efficiency defense, ahead of Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan State. Known as a strong recruiter, Linguist became familiar with the SEC when he coached safeties at Mississippi State for the 2016 season, and prior to that he was Iowa State's defensive passing game coordinator from 2014-15. Linguist, a Mesquite native, began his coaching career in 2007 as a graduate assistant at Baylor, where he played safety from 2003-06 and was the team’s most valuable defensive player as a senior.

Bradley Dale Peveto

Linebackers

Bradley Dale Peveto comes to Aggieland as a veteran of the Southeastern Conference coaching ranks, having worked at Ole Miss, LSU and Kentucky. While at LSU, Peveto helped the Tigers to the 2007 national championship as a member of Les Miles' staff. In addition to his coaching accolades, which include five conference championships, Peveto is a highly-regarded recruiter and has helped build multiple highly-ranked classes for the Tigers and Rebels. The linebacker coach played his college ball at SMU, where he was a part of two conference championship teams.

Terry Price

Defensive Ends

A defensive standout during his time as a player at Texas A&M, Terry Price led the defensive line in tackles during his final two seasons. As a coach, Price has spent his entire career on SEC sidelines. Since returning to A&M in 2012, he’s helped Damontre Moore reach All-American status and Myles Garrett break the SEC freshman sack record with 11.5 in 2014. Price previously spent two- and three-year stints leading the defensive line at Ole Miss, with a tour on Auburn’s defensive staff from 1999-2008 in between. Auburn led the SEC in sacks in 2005, including 11 against Alabama alone.

Elijah Robinson

Interior Defensive Line

One of the youngest winners of the Aggie staff, Elijah Robinson spent four years at Baylor (2017) and Temple (2014-16) before joining Jimbo Fisher in College Station. In his four years as defensive line coach for the Bears and Owls, Robinson coached seven players to all-conference accolades, while his 2014 Temple team led the AAC in scoring defense and passing defense. Before his time in Waco and Philadelphia, Robinson played college football at Penn State and, after a career-ending injury, worked as a graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions.

Jim Turner

Offensive Linemen

When it comes to coaching Texas A&M's offensive linemen, few — if any — are as proven as former marine Jim Turner. In 2016 the veteran coach returned to Aggieland, a place he is quite familiar with after spending four seasons (2008-11) on the A&M sidelines. During that time Turner recruited the likes of Jake Matthews, Luke Joeckel and Mike Evans, among others. His prowess as a coach extended to the field of play, as well. During the 2011 season Turner’s offensive line gave up just nine sacks (third in the country) and the Aggies ranked second in the nation in red zone conversion. Turner most recently served as O-line coach for the Miami Dolphins and has been a part of coaching staffs for Boston College, Delaware, Harvard and others.

 
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