Phil Fulmer

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Phillip Fulmer is widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches in SEC history and a 2012 inductee to the College Football Hall of Fame. Fulmer coached at the college level for 37 years (including 32 years in the SEC) and was the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers for 17 seasons from 1992-2008. He posted a career record of 152-52 and won at least eight games in 15 of his 17 seasons at the helm of the Volunteers.

His crowning achievement was Tennessee’s national championship in 1998, the first championship of the BCS era. He won the SEC championship in 1997 and 1998 and won the SEC East division title six times. Fulmer led Tennessee to 15 bowl appearances, winning eight times. His teams finished the season ranked in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll 14 times and ranked in the Associated Press pol 13 times.

Prior to taking over as the Vols’ head coach, Fulmer worked as Tennssee’s offensive line coach for 12 seasons, spending three of those seasons pulling double-duty as offensive coordinator as well.

COACHING HISTORY TEAM YEARS
Head Coach Tennessee Volunteers 1992-2008
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Tennessee Volunteers 1989-1991
Offensive Line Coach Tennessee Volunteers 1980-1988
Assistant Coach Vanderbilt Commodores 1979
Offensive Line/Linebackers Coach Whichita St. Shockers 1974-1978
Student Coach Tennessee Volunteers 1972-1973
Championships
1 National (1998)
2 SEC (1997–1998)
6 SEC Eastern Division
(1997–1998, 2001, 2003–2004, 2007)
  • AFCA Coach of the Year (1998)
  • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1998)
  • George Munger Award (1998)
  • Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (1998)
  • Sporting News College Football COY (1998)
  • SEC Coach of the Year (1998)
  • College Football Hall of Fame – Inducted in 2012