Who is Mel Tucker?

Mel Tucker is a professional American Football coach and the head coach of the University of Colorado.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameMel Tucker
ProfessionFootball Coach
Birth DateJanuary 4, 1972
Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio
Birth NameMelvin Tucker II
Star SignScorpio
Height6 feet 3 inches
Weight95 kg
WifeJo-Ellyn Tucker

Mel Tucker

Personal Information

Mel Tucker was born on the 4th of January, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio, as the name Melvin Tucker II. He has the star sign of Scorpio. Besides, he holds an American nationality and as per ethnicity belongs to Black. Standing at a height of 6 feet 3 inches, and weigh about 95 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy, along with the body measurements 44-38-16 inches. In addition, his brown eyes and black hair color reflects his amazing personality. He is Christian by religion.

About personal life, he is married to Jo-Ellyn Tucker. Also, the couple is blessed with two children.


Tucker attended the Cleveland Heights High School. Later, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated from university with an agricultural business management degree in 1995.

Mel Tucker


• Tucker was a football standout in his high school. He also played the position of a defensive back for the team Wisconsin Badgers.
• He started his coaching career in 1997. He was the graduate assistant for the Michigan State University Spartans.
•He became the defensive back coach for the Miami University Redhawks in 1999.
•He then became the defensive back coach for the LSU Tigers.
•Tucker moved to Georgia in 2016 as the defensive coordinator.
•He signed an agreement to be the head coach for the Colorado Buffaloes Football team on the 5th of December,2016.
• He entered the NFL in 2005 with the team Cleveland Browns. The team ranked fifth consistently in the league under his supervision.
• Jacksonville Jaguars hired him as the defensive coordinator in 2009. He was criticized by the media for poor performance with the team.
He was the coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, where he won 2 games and lost 3 in the regular season.

Mel Tucker

Teams Mel Tucker has coached for

1997–1998 Michigan State (Graduate Assistant), as well as
1999 Miami (OH) (Defensive Back), as well as
2000 LSU (Defensive Back), as well as
2001–2003 Ohio State (Defensive Back), as well as
2004 Ohio State (co-Defensive Coordinator), as well as
2005–2007 Cleveland Browns (Defensive Back), as well as
2008 Cleveland Browns (Defensive Coordinator), as well as
2009–2011 Jacksonville Jaguars (Defensive Coordinator), as well as
2011 Jacksonville Jaguars (interim), as well as
2012 Jacksonville Jaguars (AHC/Defensive Coordinator), as well as
2013–2014 Chicago Bears (Defensive Coordinator), as well as
2015 Alabama (AHC/Defensive Back), as well as
2016–2018 Georgia (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Back), as well as
2019–present Colorado