Steve Sarkisian is the new head coach at the University of Texas – let’s find more about him.

Steve Sarkisian made his debut as the new head football coach of the University of Texas this week.

He stepped into his new role on Tuesday (January 12th), just a day after Alabama’s national championship game win over Ohio State on Monday evening.

So, who is Steve Sarkisian? Let’s find more about the new UT head coach, as well as his age, career and relationship status.

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Who is Steve Sarkisian?

Steve Sarkisian is a former player and football coach. He was born on March 8th, 1974 in Torrance, California as the youngest of seven children.

Steve served as a quarterback at Brigham Young University and played professionally with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

From 2017 to 2018, he worked as an offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. Between 2019 and 2020, he held the same role at the University of Alabama.

The new year has begun with a brand new role for Steve as he has been appointed as the head football coach at the University of Texas.

Speaking about his new professional gig, Steve said in a news conference (via ESPN):

“I came here to win championships. That’s the goal. We’re here to chase greatness, to win championships. That’s why I’m here. That’s what’s going to drive us every single day.”

“I don’t think it’s going to take us as long as many might think,” he continued. “We’ve got a talented young roster. I think we’re going to hire a tremendous coaching staff. And we’re going to continue to recruit the best players in the state of Texas.”

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Steve Sarkisian: Partner

Steve was married to Stephanie Sarkisian. They tied the knot back in 1997 and divorced in 2016.

Steve and his ex-wife share three children, two daughters and a son, whose names are Taylor, Ashley, and Brady.

The UT head coach has since moved onto a relationship with his new partner, Loreal Smith. She made an appearance during Tuesday’s event and supported Steve on his new gig.

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Steve Sarkisian: Instagram

If you want to find out what Steve gets up to outside of his job, you can follow him on his personal Instagram page.

Steve has 17k followers at the time of writing and while he likes to share a lot about his professional gigs, he often shares pictures with family and friends as well.

You can follow him under the handle @steve.sarkisian.

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