Tyson Helton: Coaching Record, Career, Age

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Western Kentucky head coach Tyson Helton fist bumps his players during the New Orleans Bowl NCAA football game against South Alabama in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022.
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 24, 2023, 12:21 PM

Tyson Helton is the head coach of Western Kentucky and is entering his fifth season as head coach.

Tyson Helton Coaching Record

Helton was an offensive assistant for seven different programs before getting his chance to lead a team in 2019.

  • 2019 – Western Kentucky – 9-4 (6-2)
  • 2020 – Western Kentucky – 5-7 (4-3)
  • 2021 – Western Kentucky – 9-5 (7-1)
  • 2022 – Western Kentucky – 9-5 (6-2)

Tyson Helton Career

Helton began coaching as a graduate assistant at Hawaii.

  • 2000 – Hawaii – Graduate Assistant
  • 2001-03 – Hawaii – Special Teams/Tight Ends
  • 2004-06 – Memphis – Special Teams/Tight Ends
  • 2007-11 – UAB – Quarterbacks
  • 2012 – UAB – Running Backs
  • 2013 – Cincinnati – Special Teams/Tight Ends
  • 2014-15 – Western Kentucky – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • 2016-17 – USC – Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • 2018 – Tennessee – OC/QB
  • 2019 – present – Western Kentucky – Head Coach

Did Tyson Helton Play College Football?

Helton grew up in Texas and played quarterback at Clements High School in Sugar Land. He went to Houston and was the backup quarterback while his father was the head coach for the Cougars. He graduated from Houston in 1999.

Tyson Helton’s Age

Tyson Helton was born in Gainesville, Florida, on June 20, 1977. He is 45 years old.

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