Sport: Football (1998-present)
Entering his 32nd year of coaching and his 23rd as a head coach, Mack Brown has returned Texas to the pinnacle of college football as he enters his ninth season with the Longhorns. Only Darrell Royal (20) and D.X. Bible and Fred Akers (10 each) have spent more time as the Texas head coach. His 83 victories in eight seasons rank him just four wins away from moving into second place (behind Royal) as the winningest coach in UT history. His winning percentage of .814 ranks with Royal (.774) and Blair Cherry (.756) as the best ever at Texas.
His team enters the 2006 season as the defending National Champion following the victory over Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl, and riding a 20 game winning streak. Since October 11, 2003, his teams have posted a record of 31-2.
Credited for rekindling the spirit of Texas, he has also stressed success in the classroom, with 51 members of the 2005 team earning at least a 3.0 GPA, and 16 players graduating before the January 4, 2006 kickoff of the BCS National Championship game.