Who Is New UConn Football Coach Jim Mora?

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Coach Jim Mora, Jr. seen at the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Clemson Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Mercedes Benz Superdome on Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

UConn Football announced Thursday former UCLA and NFL coach Jim Mora as the team's new head coach.

So who is Jim Mora?

Mora, 59, will be the 32nd head coach of the UConn Football program, replacing Randy Edsall, who stepped down two games into the new football season.

New UConn coach Jim L. Mora is the son of Jim E. Mora, who was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. Mora worked on his father's coaching staff of the Saints from 1992-1996.

Here is a look at Jim L. Mora's career, including 31 years of coaching experience, according to UConn:

2012-17        UCLA Head Coach
2009             Seattle Seahawks Head Coach
2007-08        Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator
2004-06        Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
1999-2003    San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator
1997-98        San Francisco 49ers Secondary
1992-96        New Orleans Saints Secondary
1989-91        San Diego Chargers Secondary
1985-88        San Diego Chargers Defensive Quality Control
1984             University of Washington Graduate Assistant

He will serve as an assistant coach for UConn through November 27 and then take over as head coach on November 28.

He previously was on the coaching stuff of another team with the Husky as their mascot, the University of Washington, where he started as a graduate assistant.

Some additional facts about Mora:

  • University of Washington graduate
  • Played football for UW, including two Rose Bowl appearances
  • Took over coaching the Seattle Seahawks in 2009 from Mike Holmgren
  • Went 46-30 during his six seasons at UCLA