Hired as the head football coach of the Idaho Vandals in 2012 for the forthcoming 2013 season where he led the Vandals to a 1-11 record in his first year.
He was a long-time assistant at both the collegiate and professional level starting with a position at Carroll, his alma mater, in 1990.
He has held a variety of assistant positions including wide receiver coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach.
His brother is University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino.
He worked alongside his brother Bobby Petrino at Louisville, Arkansas, and during Bobby's brief tenure as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.