Football coach best known for his time as the head coach at Baylor University and the University of Houston. He led the Houston Cougars to their second Conference USA Championship in 2006.
He was an All-State quarterback at Rule High School, where he led the football team to a Texas Class B State Championship game appearance.
He wrote and published an autobiographical book, "Beating Goliath: My Story of Football and Faith," in 2014.
He was coached by his father at Rule High School in Texas. Both of his parents were killed in a car crash on their way to one of his games in 1976.
He coached future NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III at Baylor.