Bret Bielema: Coaching Record, Career, Age

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Illinois head coach Bret Bielema talks to reporters during an NCAA college football news conference at the Big Ten Conference media days, at Lucas Oil Stadium, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 18, 2023, 7:40 PM

Bret Bielema has been an FBS head coach at three different programs: Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Illinois.

Bret Bielema Coaching Record

Bielema has a career record of 110-70, including 46-28 in the Big Ten and 11-29 in the SEC.

  • 2006: 12-1 (7-1, Big Ten)
  • 2007: 9-4 (5-3, Big Ten)
  • 2008: 7-6 (3-5, Big Ten)
  • 2009: 10-3 (5-3, Big Ten)
  • 2010: 11-2 (7-1, Big Ten)
  • 2011: 11-3 (6-2, Big Ten)
  • 2012: 8-5 (4-4, Big Ten)
  • 2013: 3-9 (0-8, SEC)
  • 2014: 7-6 (2-6, SEC)
  • 2015: 8-5 (5-3, SEC)
  • 2016: 7-6 (3-5, SEC)
  • 2017: 4-8 (1-7, SEC)
  • 2021: 5-7 (4-5, Big Ten)
  • 2022: 8-5 (5-4, Big Ten)

Bret Bielema Career

Bielema began his career as a graduate assistant for Iowa.

  • 1994-95: Iowa (GA)
  • 1996-2001: Iowa (LB)
  • 2002-03: Kansas State (co-DC)
  • 2004-05: Wisconsin (DC)
  • 2006-12: Wisconsin (HC)
  • 2013-17: Arkansas (HC)
  • 2018: New England Patriots (consultant to HC)
  • 2019: New England Patriots (DL)
  • 2020: New York Giants (OLB)
  • 2021-Present: Illinois (HC)

Did Bret Bielema Play College Football?

Bielema was a walk-on defensive lineman at Iowa from 1989-1992.

Bret Bielema Age

Bielema was born on January 13, 1970, in Silvis, Illinois. He is 53 years old.

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