Jim McElwain Football Coach

Birthday March 1, 1962
Birthplace Montana
Age 55 years old
Birth Sign Pisces


Head football coach for the University of Florida Gators beginning in 2015 who previously served as the head coach at Colorado State from 2012 to 2014, helping turn the Rams from a 4-8 ball club to a 10-2 ball club and earning Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year honors.

Before Fame

He played quarterback for Eastern Washington University from 1980 to 1983.


His coaching career has brought him to Eastern Washington, Montana State, Louisville, Michigan State and Fresno State as a position coach. He even had a brief stint in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders as a QB coach in 2006.

Family Life

He has daughters named Johanna and Elizabeth, and a son, Jerrett, with his wife Karen McElwain.

Associated With

He was an offensive coordinator and QB coach at the University of Alabama under head coach Nick Saban, helping the Crimson Tide win two national titles while he was there between 2008 and 2011.


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