Lance Leipold

Head Coach

Lance Leipold, a six-time National Champion, a five-time conference coach of the year and the fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins, has been named the 41st head coach in Kansas Football history, Director of Athletics Travis Goff announced on April 30.

 

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The Leipold File
Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Whitewater , 1987, B.A. in Sociology; Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1991, Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling
Wife: Kelly
Children: Lindsey and Landon

Brian Borland

Defensive Coordinator

Brian Borland joined the Kansas football staff as defensive coordinator in May 2021. He came to KU after six seasons at Buffalo under KU head coach Lance Leipold.

 

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The Borland File
Alma Mater: Morningside College, 1985
Wife: Gayle
Children: Evan and Jaren

Andy Kotelnicki

Offensive Coordinator

Andy Kotelnicki joined Lance Leipold’s staff in May 2021 as the offensive coordinator. Kotelnicki came to Kansas after seven seasons at Buffalo. Since 2018, Buffalo’s offense ranked high nationally and broke many school records.

 

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The Kotelnicki File
Alma Mater: Wisconsin-River Falls, 2004
Wife: Lindsey
Children: Maximus and Joy

Scott Fuchs

Assistant Coach – Offensive Line

Scott Fuchs joined the Kansas football staff in May 2021 as offensive line coach. Fuchs is a 26-year veteran of college coaching and comes to KU after coaching for two seasons at Buffalo. Fuchs has worked with Kansas head coach Lance Leipold at various stops, including Buffalo and Nebraska-Omaha from 2004-06.

 

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The Fuchs File
Alma Mater: North Dakota State, 1995
Wife: Emily
Children: Hank, Jack and Gus

Taiwo Onatolu

Assistant Coach – Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coordinator

Taiwo Onatolu joins the Kansas football program as a special teams analyst after working at Buffalo as the defensive ends coach for three seasons and the cornerbacks coach for four seasons. While with the Bulls, he also coaches the specialists and had a stint as the director of player personnel.

 

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Jim Panagos

Assistant Coach – Defensive Tackles

Kansas Head Coach Lance Leipold announced the hiring of Jim Panagos as the program’s new defensive tackles coach on February 1. Panagos brings more than 20 years of collegiate and NFL coaching experience with him to Lawrence.

 

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The Panagos File
Alma Mater: Maryland, 1993
Wife: Maureen
Children: Olivia, Jack and Hayden

Jordan Peterson

Assistant Coach – Defensive Backs

Jordan Peterson was announced as an assistant coach for the Kansas Jayhawks on January 11, 2020, coaching the Jayhawk safeties. Over his 10-year coaching career, Peterson has coached in five bowl games, including an appearance in the 2011 Cotton Bowl.

 

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THE PETERSON FILE
Alma Mater: Texas A&M
Hometown: Lexington, Texas
Wife: Missy
Children: Ellie, Emery, Everly

Terrence Samuel

Assistant Coach – Wide Receivers

Kansas Head Coach Lance Leipold announced the hiring of Terrence Samuel as the program’s new wide receivers coach in December of 2021. Samuel comes to Lawrence with 24 years of college football coaching experience.

 

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The Samuel File
Alma Mater: Purdue, 1995
Wife: Jaclyn
Children: Brooklyn and Draven

Chris Simpson

Assistant Coach – Linebackers

Chris Simpson joined Lance Leipold’s staff at Kansas in May 2021. He will coach linebackers for the Jayhawks. Simpson came to Kansas from Buffalo where he was on Leipold’s staff for six seasons, also coaching linebackers. In 2020, he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator.

 

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The Simpson File
Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1998
Wife: Nicole
Children: Jarryn, Riley and Noah

Jonathan Wallace

Assistant Coach – Running backs

Jonathan Wallace joined the Kansas coaching staff in February of 2020, and currently serves as the KU running backs coach. Wallace came to Lawrence after spending the 2019 season coaching the tight ends at Air Force and the 2018 season on the staff at Bethel.

 

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THE WALLACE FILE
Alma Mater: Auburn
Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama
Wife: Ashley
Children: J.J.

Jim Zebrowski

Assistant Coach – Quarterbacks

Jim Zebrowski brings a wealth of NCAA coaching experience with him to his first season as the quarterbacks coach at Kansas. A coaching veteran in the Big Ten and Mid-American Conference, Zebrowski brings 29 years of experience to the Jayhawks, including four seasons at Buffalo as the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator. He is well known for developing young quarterbacks within the programs he works for.

 

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The Zebrowski File
Alma Mater: Mount Union, 1991
Wife: Heather
Children: Zachary and Lauryn

Coaches and Support Staff

Name Title Phone Email Address
FOOTBALL (Sport Administrator: Mike Vollmar)
Lance Leipold

Head Coach

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Brian Borland

Defensive Coordinator

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Andy Kotelnicki

Offensive Coordinator

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Scott Fuchs

Assistant Coach - Offensive Line

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Taiwo Onatolu

Assistant Coach - Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coordinator

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Jim Panagos

Assistant Coach - Defensive Tackles

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Jordan Peterson

Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Terrence Samuel

Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Chris Simpson

Assistant Coach - Linebackers

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Jonathan Wallace

Assistant Coach - Running Backs

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Jim Zebrowski

Assistant Coach - Quarterbacks

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Stephen Matos

Senior Analyst - Offense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Bill Queisert

Senior Analyst - Offense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Oscar Rodriguez

Analyst - Defense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Mark DeLeone

Senior Analyst - Defense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Luke Roth

Senior Analyst - Special Teams

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Shane Toub

Quality Control - Defense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
James Price

Graduate Assistant - Offense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Chris Labidou

Graduate Assistant - Offense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Brian Stoldt

Graduate Assistant - Defense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Darrian Wilson

Graduate Assistant - Defense

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Rob Ianello

General Manager

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Michael Painter

Director of Football Operations

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Grant Murray

Director of Player Personnel

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Scott Aligo

Director of Scouting

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Greg Svarczkopf

Director of Recruiting

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
LaChelle Stanley

Director of On-Campus Recruiting

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Kimberly Smith

Director of Recruiting Operations

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Darrell Stuckey II

Director of Football Relations

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Ashley Goodman

Director of Player Development

ashleygoodman@ku.edu
Jimmy Le

Director of Football Video

551-1126 jle@ku.edu
John Lintner

Assistant Director of Football Video

jlintner@ku.edu
Tracey Dillon

Administrative Assistant, Head Coach

864-3142 tmdillon@ku.edu
Emily Ellison

Administrative Assistant, Assistant Coaches

864-9772 emily.ellison@ku.edu