Justin Fuente, Head Coach
Justin Fuente was named the 23rd head coach of the Tigers program in a press conference held in the Penny Hardaway Athletics Hall of Fame on the Memphis campus on Dec. 8, 2011.
Fuente takes on his first head coaching stint after serving five seasons on Gary Patterson's staff at TCU from 2007-11. Fuente joined the TCU football coaching staff in February of 2007 as running backs coach and was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in February of 2009. As part of his promotion, he moved to coaching the Horned Frogs quarterbacks.
Fuente set 11 school records at Murray State, including total offense and passing yards in a game and season. In 1999, he was the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Offensive Player of the Year and a Walter Payton Award finalist, given annually to the nation's top player in Division I-AA. Fuente is a 1999 graduate of Murray State.
Following his collegiate career, Fuente played professionally with the Oklahoma Wranglers in the Arena League.