Mel Tucker: Coaching Record, Career, Age

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FILE - Michigan State coach Mel Tucker yells during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Akron, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State is the most disappointing team in the Associated Press Big Ten Midseason Awards, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 11, 2023, 3:12 PM

Mel Tucker is entering his fourth season as the Michigan State head coach.

Mel Tucker’s Coaching Record

Tucker has an all-time college head coaching record of 23-21. That includes 5-7 in his one season at Colorado and 18-14 as the head coach of Michigan State.

He was briefly the interim head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, going 2-3.

Mel Tucker’s Coaching Career

Tucker began coaching as a graduate assistant in 1997 at Michigan State.

  • 1997-1998: Michigan State (Graduate Asst.)
  • 1999: Miami Ohio (DBs)
  • 2000: LSU (DBs)
  • 2001-2003: Ohio State (DBs)
  • 2004: Ohio State (co-Defensive Coordinator)
  • 2005-2007: Cleveland Browns (DBs)
  • 2008: Cleveland Browns (Defensive Coordinator)
  • 2009-2011: Jacksonville Jaguars (Defensive Coordinator)
  • 2011: Jacksonville Jaguars (Interim Head Coach)
  • 2012: Jacksonville Jaguars (Assoc. Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator)
  • 2013-2014: Chicago Bears (Defensive Coordinator)
  • 2015: Alabama (Assoc. Head Coach, DBs)
  • 2016-2018: Georgia (DBs, Defensive Coordinator)
  • 2019: Colorado (Head Coach)
  • 2020-present: Michigan State (Head Coach)

Did Mel Tucker Play College Football?

Tucker was a defensive back for the Wisconsin Badgers from 1990-94.

Tucker signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League after graduating from Wisconsin, but an illness prevented him from making the team. He didn’t continue pursuing a professional career.

Mel Tucker’s Age

Mel Tucker was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on January 4, 1972. He is 51 years old.

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