The Bears on Monday announced the hiring of former Texas head coach Tom Herman as an offensive analyst/special projects.
Herman compiled a 32-18 record with the Longhorns the past four seasons, including a 4-0 mark in bowl games. In 2018, he led Texas to a 10-4 record capped by a 28-21 win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Last year the Longhorns finished 7-3 and beat Colorado 55-23 in the Alamo Bowl.
Prior to arriving at Texas, Herman posted a 22-4 record in two seasons as head coach at the University of Houston. In 2015, he guided the Cougars to a 13-1 mark, including a 38-24 victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl. In the process, he became just the fourth head coach in NCAA history to record at least 13 wins in his first season and only the fifth coach to win the first 10 games of his career.
Herman began his coaching career as a receivers coach at Texas Lutheran in 1998. He was a graduate assistant at Texas (1999-2000) before working as a receivers/special teams coach at Sam Houston State (2001-04).
Herman also served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas State (2005-06), Rice (2007-08), Iowa State (2009-11) and Ohio State (2012-14). In 2014, he helped the Buckeyes capture the national championship and was named the winner of the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.
Bears add Hibbert to strength staff
The Bears on Monday also announced the hiring of Anthony Hibbert as assistant strength coach.
Hibbert spent the past six seasons in the same role at Oklahoma State. Prior to that, he served as strength and conditioning coordinator at Southern Mississippi (2013-14), worked at Livingstone College (2012) and was a strength and conditioning assistant with the Carolina Panthers (2009-11).
Hibbert also has served as a strength and conditioning assistant in the New York Mets farm system (2002-03) and for college football programs at Benedict College (2004), South Carolina (2005-09) and Livingstone College (2012).