Kevin Higgins (American football)
Assistant head coach
Wide receivers coach
December 1, 1955 |
Emerson, New Jersey
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Emerson HS (NJ) (assistant)
North Warren HS (NJ) (assistant)
Detroit Lions (QB)
Detroit Lions (WR)
Wake Forest (AHC/WR)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
4 Patriot (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000)
3× Patriot Coach of the Year (1995, 1998, 2000)
1× SoCon Coach of the Year (2012)
Kevin Higgins (born December 1, 1955) is an American college football coach. On December 16, 2013, he resigned his position as head football coach at The Citadel to accept an assistant head coach position at Wake Forest. He held The Citadel position from 2005 through 2013. Prior to his position with The Citadel, Higgins was head football coach at Lehigh University from 1994 through 2000.
Prior to receiving the head coaching position at Lehigh, Higgins held assistant coaching positions at Gettysburg and Richmond. During the interim between Lehigh and The Citadel, Higgins served as quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
Following a 7–4 campaign that featured wins over SoCon tri-champs Georgia Southern and Appalachian State, Higgins was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Higgins placed two former Bulldogs in the NFL, WR Andre Roberts and CB Cortez Allen of the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively.
Head Coaching record
|Lehigh Mountain Hawks (Patriot League) (1994–2000)|
|The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (2005–2013)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Sports Network FCS Poll.|
FCS PlayoffsKevin Higgins' Record in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Playoffs:
|1998||Richmond||23||Lehigh||24||Richmond Stadium, Richmond, VA|
|1998||UMass||27||Lehigh||21||Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium, Amherst, MA|
|1999||Hofstra||27||Lehigh||15||James M. Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, NY|
|2000||Western Illinois||7||Lehigh||37||Hanson Field, Macomb, IL|
|2000||Delaware||47||Lehigh||22||Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE|
Rivalry gamesKevin Higgins' Record in The Military Classic of the South (The Citadel vs. VMI):
|2005||VMI||14||The Citadel||22||Alumni Memorial Stadium, Lexington, VA|
|2006||The Citadel||48||VMI||21||Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC|
|2007||VMI||28||The Citadel||70||Alumni Memorial Stadium, Lexington, VA|
|2011||The Citadel||41||VMI||14||Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC|
|2012||VMI||24||The Citadel||27||Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA|
|2013||The Citadel||31||VMI||10||Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC|
|1994||Lafayette||54||Lehigh||20||Fisher Field, Easton, PA|
|1995||Lehigh||37||Lafayette||30||Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA|
|1996||Lafayette||19||Lehigh||23||Fisher Field, Easton, PA|
|1997||Lehigh||43||Lafayette||31||Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA|
|1998||Lafayette||7||Lehigh||31||Fisher Field, Easton, PA|
|1999||Lehigh||14||Lafayette||12||Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA|
|2000||Lafayette||17||Lehigh||31||Fisher Field, Easton, PA|
- Jeff Higgins (December 16, 2013). "Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins to take assistant's job at Wake Forest". Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- Kevin Higgins, Detroit Lions. Accessed February 20, 2008. "He was also the head basketball coach and assistant football coach at Emerson (N.J.) High School from 1977-78. A native of Emerson, N.J., Higgins attended Emerson High School where he was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams during his senior year."
- "The Citadel’s Kevin Higgins named SoCon coach of the year; 7 Bulldogs honored". Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). November 21, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
- Final poll standings are from The Sports Network.
- I-AA.org Final I-AA Regular-Season Polls (1978-2005)
- Wake Forest profile