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.
|The Leipold File|
|Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Whitewater , 1987, B.A. in Sociology; Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1991, Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling|
|Children: Lindsey and Landon|
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.
|The Borland File|
|Alma Mater: Morningside College, 1985|
|Children: Evan and Jaren|
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.
|The Kotelnicki File|
|Alma Mater: Wisconsin-River Falls, 2004|
|Children: Maximus and Joy|
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.
|The Fuchs File|
|Alma Mater: North Dakota State, 1995|
|Children: Hank, Jack and Gus|
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.
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.
|The Panagos File|
|Alma Mater: Maryland, 1993|
|Children: Olivia, Jack and Hayden|
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.
|THE PETERSON FILE|
|Alma Mater: Texas A&M|
|Hometown: Lexington, Texas|
|Children: Ellie, Emery, Everly|
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.
|The Samuel File|
|Alma Mater: Purdue, 1995|
|Children: Brooklyn and Draven|
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.
|The Simpson File|
|Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1998|
|Children: Jarryn, Riley and Noah|
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.
|THE WALLACE FILE|
|Alma Mater: Auburn|
|Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama|
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.
|The Zebrowski File|
|Alma Mater: Mount Union, 1991|
|Children: Zachary and Lauryn|