All-Conference Coaching Staff: MWC

Next up in the All-Conference Coaching Staff series: the MWC.

No surprises at the top, with Bronco head coach Bryan Harsin bearing the Mountain West standard. The Air Force offensive system is leveraged here, with Mike Thiessen at OC, while the defense is balanced out by co-coordinators from Fresno and Utah State.

All Conference Coaching Staff: Sun Belt

Conference media have been rolling out preseason predictions and all-conference teams for 2019. Since completing the College Football Atlas 2019 preview, which digs deep into the McIllece Sports one-of-a-kind coaching staff database, I’ve turned my attention to creating something you never see: all-conference coaching staffs.

I’m kicking off this new series of posts with the Sun Belt, led by Red Wolf head man Blake Anderson. While Arkansas State nabbed the head coaching slot, Georgia Southern and App State lead with three assistants apiece on the All Conference Staff.

Note: Georgia State’s DL coach in the Atlas preview is listed as Brad Lawing, an A+ rated coach who would have been a shoe-in for this list. However, after the preview’s Sun Belt layouts were finalized, Lawing moved on and was replaced by Travian Robertson.

College Football Atlas 2019

College Football Atlas, the biggest college football preview in the country, is back for 2019!


A full six pages per team, three times the size of print magazines, loaded with cutting-edge analytics. Over 800 pages. Streamlined from last year to enhance the user experience, focusing on stats that are easy to understand, applicable to both players and coaches, and far more informative than the usual box-score data you see elsewhere.

Check out the free sample pages for San Jose State to see what the Atlas has to offer.



  • A full Coaching Staff page, complete with coaching ratings (from head coaches to coordinators to assistants) based on their entire FBS coaching histories, and coaching networks to show all the complex trees and branches of the coaching community. Based on the only-one-of-its-kind McIllece Sports coaching staff database, which has complete coaching staff information for all FBS teams from 2005 to 2019.
  • An all-new grading system to make comparisons easier than ever. Percentile (0 to 100) and Letter Grades (F to A+) for all coaches and players, including breakouts by position, offense, defense, and special teams.
  • New advanced statistics (Efficiency and Experience) that are easily understood and uniformly applied to all coaches and players.
  • A detailed data dictionary to explain any unfamiliar concepts.
  • 2019 recruiting classes, with 0-100 percentiles based on meaningful statistical distributions, instead of the arbitrary grading systems used by various recruiting services.
  • New easy-to-interpret strength of schedule and continuity metrics (applied to offense, defense, special teams, and coaching staffs…a feature unique to McIllece Sports).

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