Mike Houston

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Mike Houston is a Football coach in the United States who currently serves as head coach at East Carolina University. Mike Houston previously won the 2016 FCS Championship during his time as the head coach of James Madison. Moreover, Mike has also served as the head coach of Lenoir Rhyne and The Citadel.

Early Life

Mike Houston was born in Franklin, North Carolina, the United States on November 15, 1971. He is 50 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Scorpio. Mike holds American nationality and follows the Christianity religion.

Besides that, there is no additional information regarding his parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, and any other family members available on the internet.

Mike Houston

Caption: Mike Houston with his family source: Playerswiki


Speaking of his educational background, Mike Houston is a well-educated person. He attended Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina, and earned a degree in Biology in 1994.

Mike Houston – Net Worth 2022

Mike Houston has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is around $1.425 million as of 2022.

Professional Life

Early coaching career

Mike started his coaching career as a defensive coordinator at Forbush High School in East Bend, North Carolina. He transferred to T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, North Carolina for the same position. After five seasons, he was promoted to the head coaching position.

As a head coach, he assembled a record of 42–18, along with a 5–4 playoff record, and achieved the 2002 and 2004 Asheville Citizen-Times Area Coach of the Year awards. His team finished the regular season undefeated, being in the state semifinals and winning the first conference championship in school history in 2004.

Mike also served as an assistant coach for the North Carolina team in the 2005 Shrine Bowl, helping them to a win over South Carolina’s squad.

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Caption: Mike Houston winning the 2016 FCS Championship Source: James Madison University Athletics.


In 2006, Mike moved to the college ranks, functioning as defensive coordinator and accomplice head coach at Brevard in their first season of football in 56 years. The Tornados won two games while starting a roster fully formed of true freshmen.


Mike became the defensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne in 2007. In his last season as defensive coordinator, the Bears’ defense directed the South Atlantic Conference in total defense and was fourth in the nation in running defense. He was named head coach in the 2011 season.

In his first season, the Bears ended 7–3 and achieved Mike Coach of the Year honors. The following season, he coached the Bears to the Division II playoffs and they won the tournaments since 1962 and again earned Coach of the Year awards.

The Citadel

In January 2014, Mike was hired as the 24th head coach at The Citadel. He led the 2015 Bulldogs to their first conference championship since 1992 after a 5–7 opening season. For his efforts, Mike was also awarded the Southern Conference Coach of the Year.

James Madison

On January 18, 2016, Mike became the head coach of the Dukes football program. He led them to two national title game appearances and three NCS Playoff appearances. In 2016 Mike coached the Dukes to a 14-1 record and the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS Football Championship defeating No. 13 Youngstown State.

In 2017, he led JMU to a 14-1 record and made them to the national title game where the Dukes had their only loss of the season as they were defeated by North Dakota State 17-13.


Mike Houston has won many awards throughout his career. In 2015, he earned the SoCon Coach of the Year Award. He earned the SAC Coach of the Year three times in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Similarly, Mike won the AFCA Region I Coach of the Year Award two times in 2015 and 2016. He also earned the CAA Coach of the Year
ECAC Bob Ford FCS Coach of the Year in 2016.

Personal Life

Talking about his love life, Mike Houston is currently married to Amanda Houston. The pair walked down their wedding aisle in the early 2000s. Shortly after the marriage, the duo welcomed two children Reid Wilson Houston and Owen Michael Houston. The family of four is living a joyful life.

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Caption: Mike Houston and his wife Amanda Houston source: WHSV.

Body Measurements

Mike Houston is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. Mike has black pair of eyes and brown hair color. Besides that, there are no other details regarding his height, weight, and other body measurements available on the internet.

Mike Houston – Social Media

Mike Houston is active on his Twitter account @ECUCoachHouston with 38.2K followers. Besides that, Mike is not active on any other social media sites including Facebook and Instagram.