Ranking Youngest College Football Coaches in 2024

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Oregon coach Dan Lanning reacts to a play against BYU during the first half of an NCAA college football game Sept. 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. Oregon and head coach Dan Lanning have agreed to a contract extension that will extend his deal through the 2028 season. The Oregon Board of Trustees unanimously approved the terms of the contract Thursday, July 27, 2023. Lanning’s new deal will pay him a total of $45 million in base salary over six years.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Feb 01, 2024, 5:21 PM

Every year, a dozen or more college football coaches are fired and replaced with younger, smart, talented guys.

In some cases, they’re so young that they could still easily be playing in a professional league.

This year, Arizona State coach Kenny Dillingham and UTEP coach Scotty Walden are the youngest FBS college football coaches. 

Neither of them is old enough to run for President of the United States, but they are fully in command of multi-million dollar football operations.

Here are the rest of the youngest coaches in college football.

*All ages are as of Feb. 1, 2024.

Ranking Youngest College Football Coaches in 2024

CoachTeamAge (Birthday)
Kenny Dillingham Arizona State33 (Apr. 28, 1990)
Scotty WaldenUTEP34 (Nov. 15, 1989)
GJ KinneTexas State35 (Dec. 2, 1988)
Spencer DanielsonBoise State35 (Nov. 11, 1988)
Sean LewisSan Diego State37 (Apr. 11, 1986)
Dan LanningOregon 37 (Apr. 10, 1986)
Sherrone MooreMichigan 37 (Feb. 3, 1986)
Marcus FreemanNotre Dame38 (Jan. 10, 1986)
Eric MorrisNorth Texas38 (Oct. 26, 1985)
Michael Desormeaux Louisiana38 (Sept. 29, 1985)

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.