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The Long File

Hometown Birmingham, Alabama
College North Alabama (History, 2006)
Wife Kari
Children Lyla

Playing Experience

2002-05 North Alabama Wide Receiver/Tight End

Bowls/Playoffs PlayedCoaching CareerBowls Coached

2003 NCAA Division II (Semifinals)
2005 NCAA Division II (Semifinals)
2006 Louisville Graduate Assistant (Wide Receivers/Quarterbacks)
2007 Louisville Graduate Assistant (Wide Receivers/Quarterbacks)
2008 Arkansas Graduate Assistant (Tight Ends)
2009 Arkansas Graduate Assistant (Tight Ends)
2010 Illinois Tight Ends
2011 Illinois Tight Ends
2012 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends
2013 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends
2014 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams
2015 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams
2016 Memphis Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
2017 Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator
2006 Orange Bowl
2009 Liberty Bowl
2010 Texas Bowl
2011 Fight Hunger Bowl
2012 Fight Hunger Bowl
2013 Holiday Bowl
2014 Sun Bowl
2015 Cactus Bowl
2016 Boca Raton Bowl

Personal Information

  • Four-year letterwinner at tight end for North Alabama from 2002-05
  • 2005 Football Gazette First Team All-American
  • Gulf South Conference All-Decade Team at tight end (2000-09)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • First season as the Irish offensive coordinator coach in 2017
  • Instrumental in the development of dynamic offenses over his entire coaching career, most recently as offensive coordinator at Memphis (2016)
  • In 2016, the Tigers ranked among the top-20 Football Bowl Subdivision schools in passing offense (304.4, 14th), scoring offense (38.8, 16th), completion percentage (.635, 17th), passing efficiency (152.53, 19th) and first downs gained (303, 20th)
  • Memphis was one of six FBS teams to rank in the top-20 in each of those offensive categories in 2016
  • Prior to his tenure at Memphis, Long spent four seasons at Arizona State (2012-15) as the recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach
  • Also coached the Sun Devils running backs in 2015
  • Worked closely with then Sun Devils offensive coordinator and now Memphis head coach Mike Norvell
  • The Sun Devils averaged 37 points a game, finished with consecutive 10-win seasons (2013, 2014), earned a pair of top-25 finishes in the national polls and won the 2013 Pac-12 South crown
  • His direction and guidance played a significant role in the development of Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle, the school’s top performer at the position this decade
  • As a senior in 2013, Coyle finished third in the nation among tight ends with 4.38 receptions per game, averaged 14.6 yards per catch and caught four touchdowns
  • Coyle finished his Sun Devil career third on the program’s all-time list for most receptions by a tight end (92) while his nine touchdown grabs tied for fourth in ASU history among tight ends
  • Made an immediate impact in first season in Tempe (2012) as Coyle set the single-season school record for most receptions by a tight end with a team-leading 57 catches and was one touchdown shy (five) of tying the school’s single-season record for touchdown receptions by a tight end
  • Recognized as one of the nation’s top-25 recruiters by both Rivals and 247Sports in 2015
  • Listed by Rivals as one of the top recruiters in the Pac-12 Conference from 2012-14
  • Lead recruiter for wide receiver Jaelen Strong, who earned 2014 ESPN All-America first team accolades and was a 2015 NFL Draft third-round selection by the Houston Texans
  • Served as the tight ends/fullbacks coach at Illinois for two seasons (2010-11)
  • Given the task of molding tight ends and fullbacks out of a roster that was largely designed to run the spread offense in first season at Illinois
  • True-freshmen Evan Wilson and Jay Prosch thrived under his tutelage, with Wilson starting 11 games at tight end and Prosch starting seven at fullback
  • Coaching was instrumental as Prosch eventually developed into a Pro Football Weekly first-team All-American in 2011
  • Mentored the Arkansas tight ends as an offensive graduate assistant for two years (2008-09)
  • Helped develop tight end D.J. Williams, who in 2008, became the first Mackey Award semifinalist in Arkansas history
  • Williams had a record-breaking season that saw him garner All-Southeastern Conference first team honors as he led the Razorbacks in both receptions (61) and receiving yards (723)
  • In 2009, Williams was a second-team All-SEC selection and ultimately captured the 2010 Mackey Award as the nation’s most outstanding tight end
  • Worked with wide receivers and quarterbacks as a member of Louisville’s staff as an offensive graduate assistant for two years (2006-07)
  • The 2006 Cardinals (ranked No. 5 (AP)/No. 6 (coaches) in the final national polls) squad posted a 12-1 overall record and earned a spot in the 2007 Orange Bowl, where it posted a 24-13 victory over No. 15 Wake Forest
  • Played an integral role in developing an offense that finished among the nation’s top-10 in scoring offense three times in his career
  • Associated with offenses that have ranked among the nation’s top-20 in scoring offense in seven of 11 seasons as a collegiate coach

Dynamic Disciples

QB Riley Ferguson (Memphis)

  • In first year as a starting QB in 2016, threw for 3,698 yards, completed 63.2 percent of his passes and broke 2016 first-round NFL draft pick Paxton Lynch’s single-season record for TD passes with 32

WR Jaelen Strong (Arizona State)

  • 2015 NFL Draft Third Round pick (Houston Texans)
  • 2014 Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports and Second Team All-American
  • 2014 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist

TE Chris Coyle (Arizona State)

  • Third on Arizona State’s all-time list for receptions by a tight end (92)
  • Fourth on the Sun Devils’ all-time list for TD receptions by a tight end (nine)
  • Two-time All-Pac-12, including First Team in 2013

TE D.J. Williams (Arkansas)

  • 2011 NFL Draft Fifth Round pick (Green Bay Packers)
  • 2010 Mackey Award winner
  • 2008 Mackey Award Semifinalist
  • 2008 First Team All-SEC

FB Jay Prosch (Illinois)

  • 2014 NFL Draft Sixth Round pick (Houston Texans)
  • 2011 Pro Football Weekly First Team All-American

Chip Long
Chip  Long

John and Bobbie Arlotta Family Offensive Coordinator

Alma Mater:
North Alabama '06

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