Jim McElwain is an American football coach as well as a former player who is currently the head coach of Florida Gators where he was named as the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 2015. Previous to that, he used to serve as the head coach at the Colorado State from the year 2012 till 2014 as well as he was also named as the Mountain West Conference Coach of The Year in 2014. In addition to that, he had also served as the offensive coordinator for Alabama Crimson Tide from 2008 till 2011.
Jim is the native of Missoula, Montana. He came into this world on 1st March of the year 1962 which has now made him reach at the age of 53. Although he is known by the name Jim McElwain, as a child, he was named as Jim Frank McElwain by his parents. He went to get his education from the Sentinel High School located in Missoula where he played as the quarterback. During his time there, he was also chosen as the All-State Quarterback. After that, he got enrolled at the Eastern Washington and there, he played as the quarterback from 1980 till 1983 as well as he also earned a degree in the education from there.
He got his first coaching job in the Division I-A football at the University of Louisville. There, he was receivers as wlel as the special teams coach from 2000 till 2002. Later, he was offered a assistant head coaching position at the Michigan State when he followed the head coach of Louisville John L. Smith. After the success at Michigan State, he was then offered a job at Oakland Raiders to be the quarterback coach. After that, in 2007, he accepted the job for becoming offensive coordinator at the California State University. Additionally he had also coached for Alabama, Colorado State and Florida.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Jim has already got married. He is married to his wife named Karen McElwain. The couple has also got three children together with each other. Among them, two are the daughters who are named as Johanna and Elizabeth and another one is a son whom they have named as Jerrett. Prior to that, Jim was also the room mate of the radio personality Colin Cowherd in the college at Eastern Washington. Besides that, more details about his bio, family background as well as his salary and contract can also be obtained from various sources such as Wikipedia and more and he can also get connected through the Twitter and Instagram.