Fourth Year at Arizona
32 Years in Coaching
?* Top 25 national recruiter honors in 2006, 2005 and 2004 for his work at
?* Despite missing 14 games, UA’s linebacking trio of sophomore Spencer Larsen, freshman Ronnie Palmer and sophomore Dane Krogstad combined for 127 tackles. Each had break-out games of 14+ tackles.
?* Palmer earned honorable mention freshman All-America honors in his abbreviated 2005 debut season.
?* Cat linebackers totaled 17 tackles, broke up a pass, forced a fumble and recovered two in UA’s season-finale victory over No. 18 ASU in 2004.
?* 16 years of experience coaching in the Big Ten and Pac-10.
?* The 2002
?* 2003 safety Will Meyers earned Sporting News Freshman All-America honors, and junior tackle Jodie Clemons led the club with 12 tackles for loss and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.
?* Part of Northwestern staff that helped the Wildcats improve from 3-7-1 in 1994 to 10-2 in 1995 and 9-3 in his final season in
?* Coached at Army, helping the Cadets make three bowl appearances, including a 31-29 victory over
?* Helped coach Purdue to consecutive bowl appearances in his first two seasons. Purdue was 10-2 in 1979, including a Bluebonnet Bowl victory over
?* Played both football and basketball as a collegian at
Tim Kish joined the UA staff in December 2003 and has established himself and
He is the assistant head coach and works with the three linebackers positions on UA’s defense and a year ago faced the loss of 17 starts and 14 games played by all three budding stars under his tutelage.
Kish, 52, has three decades of coaching experience in the Big Ten, the Ohio prep ranks, at two Mid-American Conference schools, and at a major I-A independent. He came to UA after serving seven seasons as defensive coordinator at two Big Ten schools.
His work in his first two years has helped
Kish’s Coaching history
1976-77 Mariemont High School, Cincinnati, Assistant coach
1978 Bowling Green State, Graduate assistant
1979-81 Purdue, Secondary coach
1982 Ball State, Quarterbacks coach
1983 Ball State, Defensive line coach
1984-91 Army, Defensive ends/outside linebackers coach
1992-96 Northwestern, Defensive ends/linebackers coach
1997-00 Illinois, Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach
2001 Ohio, Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach
2002-03 Indiana, Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach
2004 Arizona, Linebackers coach
2005 Arizona, Linebackers coach
2006 Arizona, Assistant head coach/LBs
Kish in Bowl games
1979 Bluebonnet Bowl, Houston Purdue assistant
1980 Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tenn. Purdue assistant
1984 Cherry Bowl, Pontiac, Mich. Army assistant
1985 Peach Bowl, Atlanta Army assistant
1988 Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas Army assistant
1996 Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. Northwestern assistant
1995 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. Northwestern assistant
1999 Micronpc.com Bowl, Miami Illinois coordinator
The Kish File
Birthdate: July 1, 1954, Westerville, Ohio
High School: Westerville, Ohio, High School, 1972
College: Otterbein College, 1976
Advanced Degree: Bowling Green State, 1978
Family: Wife, Angela; daughters Megan and Emily; son Michael
Playing Experience: Otterbein College, defensive back, 1973-76
Recruiting Areas: Phoenix, Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno