Kendal Briles is in his fifth season at Baylor and his first serving as the
passing game coordinator. Briles coaches the receiving corps as well as
handling duties as the offensive recruiting coordinator.
For the last four seasons, Briles mentored the most prolific receiver in
Baylor history, All-America and first-round NFL Draft pick (Titans)
Kendall Wright. Wright established every major school record (16 total)
under Briles' tutelage.
In addition to Wright, Briles also coached All-Big 12 honoree Tevin
Reese, a sophomore in 2011 who totaled 877 yards and seven TDs on 51
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 allstate
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
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
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.