Littrell was promoted in the offseason to offensive coordinator after a season sharing duties as co-coordinator in 2010.
He joined the UA staff in February 2009 to coach tight ends, running backs and fullbacks, and in 2011 will focus on the coordinator post and the tight ends/H-backs.
He brought familiarity with Mike Stoops from his playing days at Oklahoma and connections to UA's offensive schemes as an assistant at Texas Tech. His tenure at Tech put him at the forefront of wide-open spread-offense football under then head coach and offensive coordinator Mike Leach.
Last year Littrell helped craft an attack that rated No. 3 in the Pac-10 in accumulating 439 yards per game, the third-best total in Arizona history.
Littrell played on a national championship club in 2000, so familiarity with winning football has been a cornerstone of his young coaching career. He also has established himself as a solid recruiter.
Littrell and his wife, Becca, were married in July 2007. They have an infant son, James Tripp Littrell.
Helped coordinate a 439-yard offensive attack in 2010, third-best in Arizona football history.
Coached five RBs to a total of 1,500 yards rushing, an average of 4.6 yards per carry, plus contribute 59 pass receptions for 432 more yards. Moreover, the group had effective ball security with only two fumbles in a combined 406 touches.
Coached UA's running backs Nic Grigsby and Keola Antolin to a combined 6.2 yards per tote in accumulating 1,200 yards and nine scores in 2009. They were nabbed behind the line for only 20 combined lost yards in downhill running.
Coached effective ball security with Grigsby improving to zero fumbles in 2009 and all backs losing only three in a combined 369 touches.
Helped develop A.J. Simmons and H-backs Chris Gronkowksi and Taimi Tutogi into effective components of the UA running attack which finished a respectable fifth in the Pac-10 in rushing despite lost time by backs.
Coached a pair of running backs at Texas Tech in 2008 who put up numbers similar to Arizona's output from Grigsby and Antolin, with Baron Batch and Shannon Woods combining for 1,435 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns, while catching 74 passes
Helped Tech back Taurean Anderson close out his career with an NCAA-record 302 receptions for a running back and the fourth-highest scoring total for a non-kicker with 414 points
The '08 Tech running game under Littrell's direction added 119 rushing yards per game to Mike Leach's airborne attack, its highest in the Leach era
Coached Shannon Woods to All-Big 12 Conference honors in 2006 after averaging 6.1 yards per carry and snagging 75 receptions, totaling a top 15 national figure of 139 all-purpose yards per game
Helped Kansas post one of its best offensive seasons in history in 2004 and establish the system as a yards producer
Earned four letters as a player at Oklahoma, earning a team captain nod as a senior on the Sooners' 2000 National Championship season, playing under Mike Leach as OU's offensive coordinator. Rushed for 11 touchdowns during his career.
Seth Littrell's Coaching History 2003 Graduate assistant Kansas 2004 Graduate assistant Kansas 2005 Running Backs Texas Tech 2006 Running Backs Texas Tech 2007 Running Backs Texas Tech 2008 Running Backs Texas Tech 2009 RBs/TEs Arizona 2010 Co-Offensive Coor/RB/TE Arizona 2011 Offensive Coor/TE/H-backs Arizona
Seth Littrell in Bowl Games 1999 Independence Bowl Oklahoma player 2000 Orange Bowl Oklahoma player 2003 Tangerine Bowl Kansas grad assistant 2005 Cotton Bowl Texas Tech assistant 2006 Insight Bowl Texas Tech assistant 2007 Gator Bowl Texas Tech assistant 2008 Cotton Bowl Texas Tech assistant 2009 Holiday Bowl Arizona assistant 2010 Alamo Bowl Arizona co-coordinator
The Seth Littrell File Tight Ends/Running Backs Coach
Birthdate: July 24, 1978, Muskogee, Okla. High School: Muskogee High School College: Oklahoma, 2000 Playing Experience: Oklahoma running back Recruiting Areas: Houston, Oklahoma Family: Wife, Becca; son, Tripp