Justin Fuente
Justin Fuente
Justin Fuente
Justin Fuente
Justin Fuente
Justin Fuente

Quick Facts

The Fuente File

Date of Birth: July 30, 1976 in Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Union High
College: Murray State, 1999; bachelor’s degree in finance
Playing History: University of Oklahoma (QB) 1996-97; Murray State (QB) 1998-99
Family: Wife – Jenny; Daughters – Cecilia and Caroline

Coaching History

Illinois State 2001-03 (quarterbacks)
  2004-06 (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
TCU 2007-08 (running backs)
  2009-11 (co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)

Coaching Highlights

  • His first year as co-offensive coordinator at TCU, the team set school records for points (498), yards (5,937), touchdown’s (65) and first downs (311)
  • With only two returning offensive starters in 2011, Fuente led the TCU offense to an average of 41.67 points and 10-2 record
  • Fuente was elevated to co-offensive coordinator prior to the 2009 season
  • Over the last three years, the Horned Frogs have averaged 226.79 passing yards per game and 232.36 rushing yards per game
  • Under Fuente's tutelage, quarterback Andy Dalton became TCU's career leader in every major passing record
  • Fuente moved to TCU after spending the previous six seasons as quarterback coach at Illiniois State, where he also served as offensive coordinator for three years
  • TCU has scored at least 27 points in its last 31 regular season games under Fuente’s offense
  • TCU was the only school in the nation to have two different QB’s rank in the top 10 in passing efficiency over the last three seasons
  • TCU is 49-5 in its last 54 games and 35-3 since Fuente was elevated to co-offensive coordinator
  • Fuente led TCU to a 13-0 record in 2010, including a 21-19 victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl

Playing Highlights

  • Played final two seasons at Murray State (1998-99) after transferring from Oklahoma
  • Helped lead the Racers to consecutive 7-4 records
  • Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year (1999)
  • Walter Payton Award finalist (1999), given annually to the nation’s top player in Division I-AA
  • In only two years at Murray State, name appears on career passing charts for yardage (3rd, 6,392), attempts (4th, 793), completions (4th, 458), touchdowns (2nd, 50)
  • Had five games with at least four touchdown passes
  • Still holds Murray State record for most 300-yard passing games (10), including a 553-yard performance versus Southern Illinois in 1999 (2nd highest single-game passing performance in school history)
  • As a senior in 1999, set school season records for passing yards (3,498), attempts (400), completions (240) and touchdowns (27)

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