As the Bulls prepare to take on the Houston Cougars, its time to meet their coaching staff. Head Coach Tony Levine was able to guide his team last year over USF and he comes to Tampa with a very experienced coaching staff. Let’s learn more about Coach Levine and his staff.
Head Coach Tony Levine – Tony Levine, the 12th coach in Houston history, is entering his third season at the helm. Before he took over as the head coach, he was an assistant coach with Houston from 2008 to 2010, working his way up the ladder. Prior to coming to Houston, he was an assistant coach with the Carolina Panthers. Before that, he was an assistant at Louisville as well, giving him a very long resume before he took over as the head coach. Coach Levine will bring a spread offense to the field and a fast, swarming defense on the other side. He is a great young coach that will have his team ready.
Offensive coordinator/QB Coach/Assistant Head Coach Travis Bush – Coach Bush is entering his 3rd season with Houston, his first year as the full OC in charge. He was a co-offensive coordinator last year but now takes over as the main man. Before he took over at Houston, he was the OC at UTSA from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that brief stint, he was an assistant coach at Texas State from 2004 to 2009. Coach Bush is known for a spread offense that uses several wide receivers and a quarterback that gets the ball out fast and that can deliver it all over the field. The defense has to be ready for this offensive attack that will once again spread out the defense.
Defensive coordinator David Gibbs – Gibbs is entering his 2nd season at the helm as the DC. Before he came to Houston, he spent the 2012 season as the defensive backs coach in the UFL for the Virginia Destroyers. Before that, Coach Gibbs spent several years in the NFL as a defensive backs coach with the Houston Texans and the Kansas Chiefs among other teams. He was also the DC in 2005 at Auburn but just for one year. Coach Gibbs has a solid 4-3 base system but will have a secondary that will have a lot of nickel looks, allowing the skill players to attack and swarm to the ball.