Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


December 10, 2012

Press conference introducing Bobby Petrino set for 4 p.m.


GLASGOW — Prior to his two years at Arizona State, he was the quarterbacks coach (1989) and offensive coordinator (1990 & 1991) for three seasons at the University of Idaho. He was the wide receivers coach at Weber State in 1987 and 1988.

Petrino literally grew up in the coaching profession. His father, Bob Petrino Sr., coached at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., for 26 seasons, earning 163 victories and 15 conference titles.

Petrino officially started his coaching career as a graduate assistant for his father at Carroll College in 1983. After a graduate assistant stint as quarterbacks coach at Weber State in 1984, Petrino returned to be the offensive coordinator for his father in 1985-86. Carroll had the top-ranked offense in the NAIA ranks in both of his seasons, thanks in large part to the play of Bobby Petrino's younger brother, Paul, who was a four-year starter at quarterback at Carroll College.

Before Bobby Petrino coached for his father, he played football for him at Carroll. Petrino played quarterback and twice earned NAIA All-America honors. He led the Fighting Saints to three straight Frontier Conference championships and was named the league's most valuable player in 1981 and 1982. He also played four years of basketball at Carroll. Petrino earned a bachelor's degree in physical education with a minor in mathematics from Carroll in 1983.

The Bobby Petrino File:

Born: March 10, 1961

Hometown: Helena, Mont.

College: Carroll College, 1983 (B.A., Physical Education)

Wife: Becky

Children: Kelsey, Nick, Bobby and Katie

Grandchildren: Granddaughter Brianna and grandson Braylon

Coaching Career

1980-82: Carroll College (Graduate Assistant)

1984: Weber State (Graduate Assistant)

1985-86: Carroll College (Offensive Coordinator)

1987-88: Weber State (Wide Receivers/Tight Ends)

1989: Idaho (Quarterbacks)

1990-91: Idaho (Offensive Coordinator)

1992-93: Arizona State (Quarterbacks)

1994: Nevada (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

1995-97: Utah State (Offensive Coordinator)

1998: Louisville (Offensive Coordinator)

1999-2000: Jacksonville Jaguars (Quarterbacks)

2001: Jacksonville Jaguars (Offensive Coordinator)

2002: Auburn (Offensive Coordinator)

2003-06: Louisville (Head Coach)

2007: Atlanta Falcons (Head Coach)

2008-11: Arkansas (Head Coach)

2012-present: WKU (Head Coach)


Playing Experience

1979-82: Carroll College - Quarterback

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