Kendal Briles is in his sixth season at Baylor and his second serving as the passing game coordinator. Briles coaches the receiving corps and is the Bears' offensive recruiting coordinator.
Briles was recognized in 2013 as the "Big 12 Recruiter of the Year" by Scout/FOXSportsNet and a national "Top 50 Recruiter" by 247Sports following Baylor's signing class that was ranked 25th by Scout.com and 27th by 247Sports.com.
Briles has mentored two of the most prolific receivers in school history in recent years, All-Americans Kendall Wright (Tennessee Titans) and Terrance Williams (Dallas Cowboys) as well as All-Big 12 selection Lanear Sampson and current all-conference honorees Tevin Reese and tight end Jordan Najvar.
Williams in 2012 broke the school record for single-season receiving yards (1,832) and set single-game marks of 17 receptions and 314 yards at West Virginia en route to being named just the sixth unanimous All-American in Baylor history. Wright left Baylor having established every major school receiving record (16 total) under Briles' tutelage.
In addition to Wright, Briles also coached All-Big 12 honoree Reese, a sophomore in 2011 who totaled 877 yards and seven TDs on 51 receptions.
The son of head coach Art Briles entered coaching in 2008 following a highly successful high school and collegiate playing career.
A two-time Texas 4A Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-state quarterback, Briles also played safety. He totaled 9,322 total-offense yards and 98 total touchdowns over his final two high school seasons.
He spent his senior season at Wolfforth Frenship High School and earned his second Offensive Player of the Year honor after passing for 3,584 yards and 35 touchdowns while rushing for 1,074 yards and 19 scores.
As a junior, playing for his father at Stephenville High School, Kendal Briles earned 1999 Texas 4A Offensive Player of the Year recognition after leading Stephenville to a 16-0 record and the 4A state title. He passed for 3,137 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior while rushing for 1,331 yards and 16 scores. The younger Briles also earned a pair of letters in track and was an all-district basketball player.
Following a standout prep career, Briles signed a national letter of intent with the University of Texas and redshirted as a true freshman in 2001. He played in seven games as a safety in 2002, but was slowed due to an ankle injury. In his first game on defense, Briles picked off two passes in the Longhorns' shutout of Baylor in 2002 to share player of the game honors.
When his father was named Houston's head coach, the younger Briles left the Longhorn program and became a Cougar. He sat out the 2003 season due to transfer rules, then caught 25 passes for 311 yards as a junior in 2004. In his final season at Houston, Briles ranked second on the team in receptions with 45 catches for 369 yards and one touchdown.
Born in Abilene, Texas, Kendal Briles worked in private business in the Houston area after graduating from the UH with a sport management degree in 2006.
Kendal and his wife, the former Sarah Reimer-Lukert, are the parents of son Jaytn, and daughter Kinley.