University of Maryland
Organization: NCAA Football
Assoc. Head Coach/DL
West Point, New York
- 2011 ACC Coach of the Year
- 2008 Schutt Sports/American Football Monthly FCS Coach of the Year
- 2008 Black Coaches Association Male Coach of the Year
- 2008 American Football Coaches Association FCS Coach of the YearChampionships:
- 2009 CAA Co-Championship (University of Richmond)
- 2008 NCAA FCS National Championship (University of Richmond)
Mike London was named Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach on December 9, 2015.
London comes to College Park after serving as a head coach at Virginia and Richmond for the past eight seasons. A highly regarded recruiter, London helped bring in four top-35 classes during in tenure in Charlottesville and brought in two Virginia bred five-star recruits in 2014 (247Sports).
London produced draft picks in all of his seasons, including four on the defensive side of the ball. He developed 33 All-ACC selections, including seven this season, and 2015 All-American safety Quin Blanding. Blanding and linebacker Micah Kiser, a fellow first-team All-ACC selection, ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the ACC in tackles, the only set of teammates in the FBS to achieve that feat.
London led Virginia to an 8-5 season in 2011 and was named ACC Coach of the Year.
As the head coach at Richmond (2008-09), London nabbed 24 wins and led the Spiders to the FCS Championship in his first season. He helped 28 Spiders achieve all-conference honors in just two seasons.
London arrived in Richmond after two seasons at Virginia as defensive coordinator/defensive line coach. He helped the Cavaliers produce two top-25 defensive seasons. Notably, London’s line produced the sixth-best total sacks mark in the nation in 2007, highlighted by future NFL first round pick and first-team All-American Chris Long.
As the defensive line coach for the Houston Texans in 2005, London tutored a unit that ranked tied for 14th in sacks. Prior to that stop, London coached the defensive line at Virginia (2001-2004), Boston College (1997-2000) and William & Mary (1991-1994). He was also the recruiting coordinator for three seasons during his first stint in Charlottesville.
London played defensive back at Richmond (1979-1982) before playing one season for the Dallas Cowboys.