Pat Fitzgerald: Record, Coaching Career, Age

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FILE - Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talks to reporters during an NCAA college football news conference at the Big Ten Conference Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Indianapolis. Northwestern is set to kick off its season on Aug. 27, 2022, against Nebraska. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 11, 2023, 2:53 PM

Pat Fitzgerald is entering his 18th season as the head coach at Northwestern.

Pat Fitzgerald Coaching Record

Pat Fitzgerald has an all-time college head coaching record of 110-101.

They went 10-3 in 2012, 2015, and 2017 and have won the Big Ten West twice during his 17-year tenure.

Pat Fitzgerald Career

After being a standout linebacker in Evanston, Fitzgerald began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1998 at Maryland.

  • 1998: Maryland(Graduate Asst.)
  • 1999: Colorado (Graduate Asst.)
  • 2000: Idaho (LBs, Special Teams)
  • 2001: Northwestern (DBs)
  • 2002-2003: Northwestern (LBs)
  • 2004-2005: Northwestern (LBs, Defensive Coordinator)
  • 2006-present: Northwestern (Head Coach

Did Pat Fitzgerald Play CFB?

Pat Fitzgerald was an outstanding linebacker for Northwestern under head coach Randy Walker.

He led the team to a 10-1 record in 1995 anda  berth in the 1996 Rose Bowl. His play in 1995 earned him consensus All-America honors, and he was a two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Fitzgerald is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pat Fitzgerald’s Age

Pat Fitzgerald was born in Moline, Illinois, on December 2, 1974. He is 48 years old.

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