Mike Sanford Jr.’s Coaching Tree and History

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Mike Sanford Jr. Hot Seat Status:
Still Laying the Foundation of the Program

Mike Sanford Jr.
Head Coach at Western Kentucky

5-5
(0.5%)
Last Game: L 30-23 Marshall



Mike Sanford Jr. has Coached at Western Kentucky Since 2017
5-5
(0.5%)

Grading Western Kentucky Football
2013
B
8-4
2014
A
8-5
2015
A
12-2
2016
A
11-3
2017
A
5-5


Mike Sanford Jr.’s Coaching History
2017 Western Kentucky Season 5-5
2016 Notre Dame (OC/QB Coach) 4-5
2015 Notre Dame (OC/QB Coach) 10-3
2014 Boise State (OC/QB Coach) 12-2
2013 Stanford (RC/QB/WR Coach) 11-3
2012 Stanford (RB Coach) 12-2
Alma Mater: Boise State

True Hiring Score (THS)
88/100

*Mike Sanford Jr.’s hot seat conversations start around 70
Mike Sanford Jr. was preceeded by Jeff Brohm at Western Kentucky 0.8 seasons ago

Mike Sanford Jr. Career Coaching Record
5-5
(0.5%)
See the Mike Sanford Jr. Coaching Tree Below

2017 Western Kentucky Football Season: 5-5 (Expected: 0.5 wins | Grade: A)

150
Week 12 L 30-23 Marshall
160
Week 11 L 31-17 Vanderbilt
170
Week 10 L 42-28 Florida Atlantic
190
Week 9 W 35-31 Old Dominion
180
Week 8 W 45-14 Charlotte
170
Week 7 W 15-14 Texas-El Paso
160
Week 6 Bye
160
Week 5 W 33-21 Ball State
150
Week 4 L 23-22 Louisiana Tech
160
Week 3 L 20-7 Illinois
165
Week 2 W 31-17 Eastern Kentucky
140
Week 1 Bye

2016 Western Kentucky Football Season: 11-3 (Expected: 5.6 wins | Grade: A)

420
W 51-31 Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl • Hired Coach Mike Sanford Jr. on 12/12/2016
320
Week 14 W 58-44 Louisiana Tech • Coach Jeff Brohm left to Coach Purdue on 12/6/2016
120
Week 13 W 60-6 Marshall
100
Week 12 Bye
100
Week 11 W 45-7 North Texas
90
Week 10 W 49-21 Florida International
80
Week 9 W 52-3 Florida Atlantic
70
Week 8 W 59-24 Old Dominion
60
Week 7 W 44-43 Middle Tennessee State
50
Week 6 L 55-52 Louisiana Tech
65
Week 5 W 50-3 Houston Baptist
65
Week 4 L 31-30 Vanderbilt
80
Week 3 W 31-24 Miami, Ohio
70
Week 2 L 38-10 Alabama
70
Week 1 W 46-14 Rice

2015 Western Kentucky Football Season: 12-2 (Expected: 4.7 wins | Grade: A)

200
W 45-35 South Florida in the Miami Beach bowl
150
Week 15 Bye
150
Week 14 W 45-28 Southern Mississippi
112
Week 13 W 49-28 Marshall
100
Week 12 W 63-7 Florida International
90
Week 11 Bye
90
Week 10 W 35-19 Florida Atlantic
85
Week 9 W 55-30 Old Dominion
70
Week 8 L 48-20 Louisiana State
75
Week 7 W 55-28 North Texas
65
Week 6 W 58-28 Middle Tennessee State
45
Week 5 W 49-10 Rice
45
Week 4 W 56-14 Miami Ohio
37
Week 3 L 38-35 Indiana
37
Week 2 W 41-38 Louisiana Tech
37
Week 1 W 14-12 Vanderbilt

2014 Western Kentucky Football Season: 8-5 (Expected: 4.76 wins | Grade: A)

W 49-48 Central Michigan
Week 15 Did not play for Conference Championship
Week 14 W 67-66 Marshall
Week 13 W 45-7 Texas-San Antonio
Week 12 W 52-24 Army
Week 11 W 35-27 Texas-El Paso
Week 10 L 59-10 Louisiana Tech
Week 9 W 66-51 Old Dominion
Week 8 L 45-38 Florida Atlantic
Week 7 Bye
Week 6 L 42-39 Alabama-Birmingham
Week 5 W 36-27 Navy
Week 4 Bye
Week 3 L 50-47 Middle Tennessee State
Week 2 L 42-34 Illinois
Week 1 W 59-31 Bowling Green State
Mike Sanford Jr.’s True Hiring Score: 88/100

2016 Western Kentucky Football Season: 11-3 (Expected: 5.6 wins | Grade: A)

Mike Sanford Jr.’s 2016 Notre Dame Recruiting Class: Ranked 15 (Last year’s 2015 Notre Dame Class: 13)
2016 Notre Dame (OC/QB Coach) 4-5

2015 Western Kentucky Football Season: 12-2 (Expected: 4.7 wins | Grade: A)

Mike Sanford Jr.’s 2015 Notre Dame Recruiting Class: Ranked 13 (Last year’s 2014 Boise State Class: 68)
2015 Notre Dame (OC/QB Coach) 10-3

2014 Western Kentucky Football Season: 8-5 (Expected: 4.76 wins | Grade: A)

Mike Sanford Jr.’s 2014 Boise State Recruiting Class: Ranked 68 (Last year’s 2013 Stanford Class: 51)
2014 Boise State (OC/QB Coach) 12-2

2013 Western Kentucky Football Season: 8-4 (Expected: 7.8 wins | Grade: B)

Mike Sanford Jr.’s 2013 Stanford Recruiting Class: Ranked 51 (Last year’s 2012 Stanford Class: 7)
2013 Stanford (RC/QB/WR Coach) 11-3

2012 Western Kentucky Football Season: 7-6

Mike Sanford Jr.’s 2016 Notre Dame Recruiting Class: Ranked 7
2012 Stanford (RB Coach) 12-2

Mike Sanford Jr. has been the Head Coach at Western Kentucky for 0.8 Seasons




The Mike Sanford Jr. Coaching Tree

Where does Coach Sanford Jr. rank among the best coaches in Football?
How old is Mike Sanford Jr.? 35 Years Old
How much money does Mike Sanford Jr. make? Mike Sanford Jr. Salary: $800,000
Mike Sanford Jr.’s Coaching Tree is what essentially got Coach Sanford Jr. to the Western Kentucky coaching job in the first place. It will be interesting if Western Kentucky fans ever turn on Mike Sanford Jr. in this cutthroat day in age of college football.

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