Garrett Riley Brother Lincoln Riley: Siblings Inspired By Each Other

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Garrett Riley and his elder brother Lincoln are both involved in collegiate football. Their journeys in football commenced in a similar way.

The Riley brothers’ parents instilled in them the importance of setting high standards while emphasizing the necessity of hard work to achieve their goals.

Although Riley shares a familial connection with his renowned brother, he climbed the ranks himself to eventually secure the offensive coordinator position for one of the country’s most prominent football programs.

Garrett Riley With His Brother Lincoln
Garrett Riley With His Brother Lincoln (Source: Twitter)

Garrett Riley, born September 11, 1989, is the offensive coordinator at Clemson University.

A 2012 graduate of Texas Tech, Riley played for the Red Raiders in 2008 and 2009 before transferring to Stephen F. Austin for the 2010 season.

He began his coaching career at Roosevelt High School in 2011 as the team’s quarterbacks coach and passing game assistant.

Since then, the Texas-born has been a part of Augustana College, East Carolina, Kansas, Appalachian State, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University coaching staff.

During his time with TCU, he received the 2022 Broyles Award for the top assistant coach in college football.

Garrett Riley Brother Lincoln Riley

Garrett grew up with an elder brother, Lincoln, in Lubbock, Texas. The Riley brothers share an age gap of six years.

The eldest sibling, Lincoln, born September 5, 1983, currently serves as the head coach of the USC Trojans.

Previously, he worked in various coaching positions at Texas Tech, East Carolina, and Oklahoma.

During his stint at the University of Oklahoma, he won four consecutive Big 12 Championship Games (2017-2020).

In addition to that, he won the 2015 Broyles Award and has received the 2018 Big 12 Coach of the Year and 2018 AP Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Lincoln Riley With His Wife Caitlin & Their Daughters
Lincoln Riley With His Wife Caitlin & Their Daughters (Source: Instagram)

Regarding his personal details, Lincoln Riley tied the knot with Caitlin Buckley.

The couple began dating in high school. Caitlin played basketball in high school and also ran track and cross country. Moreover, she grew up as a football fan.

From their first date of dinner (Olive Garden) and a movie (Sweet Home Alabama), they eventually exchanged wedding vows on July 14, 2007.

They are doting parents to two daughters, Sloan and Stella Riley.

Garrett Riley Wife, Lindsay Murff

Lindsay studied at the same university as her husband, i.e., Texas Tech University. The couple met at the university for the first time and eventually started dating.

They got engaged in November 2012, and soon after four months, they exchanged wedding vows.

On May 5, 2013, Garrett Riley married the love of his life, Lindsay Murff.

Garrett Riley With His Wife Lindsay & Their Children
Garrett Riley With His Wife Lindsay & Their Children (Source: Twitter)

The Texas-based couple are parents of two sons named Greyson and Gibson Riley.

Lindsay and her children often attend matches to cheer for Garrett’s team.

Talking about Lindsay, she graduated from Northwest High School in Justin, Texas, in 2009.

She then attended the same university as his husband, Texas Tech, and completed it in December 2012, majoring in public relations.

She previously worked at Monkee’s of Greenville and has been presently working at KB & Co, a clothing store, since 2016.

Prajwal Prasain
Prajwal Prasain

Prajwal Prasain

Prajwal Prasain is a dedicated writer with a keen interest in uncovering the stories behind the athletes and events that shape the sports world. His articles offer readers a comprehensive look at the people, trends, and developments that define the world of sports.


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