Report: Jim Mora is expected to land at UConn as next head coach

UCLA v Washington
Getty Images

Two-time former NFL coach Jim Mora is about to become a second-time college coach.

Mora, who last coached UCLA in 2017, is expected to become the next coach at UConn, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

In six seasons with the Bruins, Mora went 46-30, with four bowl games. Before that, Mora coached the Falcons for three years. He landed at Seattle as an assistant in 2007 and succeeded Mike Holmgren in 2009. Mora was fired after his first year as the head coach of the Seahawks. Pete Carroll has served as the Seattle head coach since then.

UConn, at one point a perennial contender in the Big East, has become an independent. During its past four seasons, the Huskies have won only four of 33 games. Since making it to the Fiesta Bowl in 2010, UConn hasn’t had a winning record.

Mora turns 60 next Friday. Per Thamel, Mora is completing his buyout with UCLA. Those payments end in January.

UPDATE 10:26 a.m. ET: UConn has announced Mora will be their next head coach.

5 responses to “Report: Jim Mora is expected to land at UConn as next head coach

  1. Mora is a horrible head coach. It amazes me that despite failing time and time again this dude still gets hired on and paid millions to coach, which he has proven every single time he has absolutely no idea how to build a winning team/culture. Coaching is the only profession where you can fail upward. Constantly failing and then landing a better coaching job making more money. I mean look at guys like Chip Kelly, Greg Schiano, Lane Kiffin etc all these dudes have proven to be terrible yet there is always some school always urgently waiting to pay these dudes millions and then act surprised when they fail.

  2. Paychecks stop in 2 months so he decided to go back to work. Obviously doing this for the $$$.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.