Texas Longhorns Head Coach Tom Herman during the Orange and white spring football game at the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 15, 2017 RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas Longhorns football coaching staff

Posted May 16th, 2017

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When Tom Herman was hired as the head coach at Texas in November 2016, he quickly assembled a staff of trusted colleagues. Many, such as defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, followed Herman from Houston, while others were plucked from Herman’s previous coaching stops.

Scroll through for information on the Longhorns coaches, including salaries, coaching history and links to must-read stories that provide more depth on each.

Head coach Tom Herman

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2017 salary: $5.25 million

Contract length, guaranteed compensation: 5 years, $25 million

Coaching history: Herman’s first big break came in 1999, when as a 23-year-old wide receivers coach at Texas Lutheran he landed a spot as a graduate assistant on Mack Brown’s staff at Texas. From there, he made his way through the state with stops at Sam Houston State, Texas State and Rice, before landing his first Power 5 offensive coordinator job at Iowa State following the 2008 season. Three years later, Urban Meyer scooped him up to lead the offense at Ohio State, a stint which ended with the Buckeyes winning the 2014 national championship and Herman jumping for his first head coaching job at Houston. In two seasons with the Cougars, Herman posted a record of 22-4 — including a 6-0 mark against ranked teams.

Tom Herman headlines

Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando

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2017 salary: $1,090,000

Contract length: 3 years

Coaching history: Texas is Orlando’s fourth defensive coordinator job at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. He previously led defenses at UConn (2005-10), Florida International (2011-12), Utah State (2013-14) and Houston (2015-16). In total, he has 23 years of coaching experience at the high school and college levels, and was a three-year letterwinner at inside linebacker at Wisconsin.

Todd Orlando headlines

Offensive coordinator Tim Beck

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2017 salary: $790,000

Contract length: 3 years

Coaching history: Before coming to Austin, Beck was Tom Herman’s replacement as the offensive coordinator at Ohio State (2015-16). Prior to that, he spent seven seasons at Nebraska (2008-14) — the last four as offensive coordinator. Beck spent 11 years in the high school ranks, including stops in Texas as the head coach of R.L. Turner and Mansfield Summit.

Tim Beck headlines

Associate head coach Stan Drayton

Texas running back coach Stan Drayton answer questions from the local media about his strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
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2017 salary: $455,000

Contract length: 2 years

Coaching history: Let’s start with Drayton’s job title, which was too long to fit on the top line. Officially, he is the associate head coach/run game coordinator/running backs coach. He came to Texas following two seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears (2015-16). Prior to that, he worked alongside Herman as Ohio State’s running backs coach. He has also coached at Florida (2005-07, 2010), Syracuse (2009), Tennessee (2008), Mississippi State (2004), the Green Bay Packers (2001-03), Bowling Green (2000), Villanova (1996-1999) and Penn (1995).

Stan Drayton headlines

Oscar Giles — Defensive line

University of Texas football Assistant Coach/Defensive Ends Oscar Giles
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2017 salary: $390,000

Coaching history: Giles is back on the 40 Acres after a four-year hiatus. Previously, he’s spent a total of 10 seasons at Texas, first as a graduate assistant (1999) and then as the defensive line coach (2005-13). He spent the past two seasons with Herman in Houston.

Oscar Giles headlines

Drew Mehringer — Wide receivers

Texas receivers coach Drew Mehringer answers questions from the local media about his strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
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2017 salary: $340,000

Coaching history: Mehringer and Herman first worked together at Rice, and shared the same path going from Iowa State to Ohio State. Their paths split briefly when Herman left for Houston, and Mehringer spent the 2016 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers. Now they’re back together again.

Drew Mehringer headlines

Craig Naivar — Special teams/safeties

University of Texas Craig Naivar answer questions from the local media about his strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
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2017 salary: $490,000

Coaching history: Naivar brings 23 years of coaching experience, with 18 of them coming in the state of Texas. He’s coached at Texas State (2004-06, 2011-13), Rice (2007-10), Sam Houston State (2000-03) and Hardin-Simmons (1994-95). He spent the past two seasons with Herman at Houston.

Craig Naivar headlines

Derek Warehime — Offensive line

Texas offensive line coach Derek Warehime answers questions from the local media about his offensive line strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
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2017 salary: $390,000

Coaching history: Like many on the Texas staff, Warehime followed Herman from Houston. Prior to that, he had stints at New Mexico (2012-14), Sam Houston State (2010-11) and Division II Arkansas-Monticello (2008-09).

Derek Warehime headlines

Corby Meekins — Tight ends

Texas Tight end coach Corby Meekins answer questions from the local media about his strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
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Coaching history: Meekins followed Herman to Texas from Houston, where he coached for one season. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Westfield High School in Houston for 15 seasons. There he coached Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver, who became the first five-star recruit to sign with a Group of Five program.

Corby Meekins headlines

Jason Washington — Cornerbacks

University of Texas cornerback coach Jason Washington answer questions from the local media about his strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
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Coaching history: Washington, who also serves as the Longhorns’ recruiting coordinator, has been coaching at the college level for 13 years, all of them in the state of Texas. His career has featured stops at Texas State (2004-06), Rice (2007-10), Texas State (2011-14) and Houston (2015-16).

Jason Washington headlines

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