Successful – Miami Hurricanes Coach Al Golden

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Successful – Miami Hurricanes Coach Al Golden

Full name: Alfred James Golden, born July 4, 1969, Colts Neck, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

A Wikipedia bio:

Coach Al Golden, UM Hurricanes Coach Al Golden, UM Hurricanes


A native of Colts Neck, New Jersey, Golden graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, New Jersey, and earned his undergraduate degree in pre-law from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 before receiving his master’s in sports psychology from the University of Virginia in December, 1996. A 2004 inductee of the Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame, he is married to Kelly Elizabeth Hanna of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and has a son, A.J., and two daughters, Addison and Grace.


Coach Al Golden is the head football coach at the University of Miami, a position he has held since December 2010. Prior to joining the University of Miami, he served for five years as defensive coordinator at Virginia and five years as the head coach at Temple University (2005). He is a former tight end for the New England Patriots, NFL.

Age 16 Al Golden
Age 17 Al Golden, 1987 Red Bank Catholic School Yearbook, Red Bank, New Jersey

College Years

Golden was a three-year (1989–91) letterwinner and tight end for Penn State, where he received the 1991 Ridge Riley Award, given annually to a player who displays excellence in scholarship, sportsmanship, friendship and leadership. As a junior in 1990, Golden played a key role in Penn State’s nationally-televised 24–21 upset of #1-ranked Notre Dame at South Bend. His touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter tied the score at 21 as Penn State rallied from a 21–7 deficit. Golden was named captain of the Nittany Lions his senior year and helped lead them to a 42–17 win over University of Tennessee in the 1992 Fiesta Bowl, an 11–2 record, and a #3 ranking in the final 1991 AP Poll.

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