Coaches & Assistants

Mike Furrey
Wide receivers

Biography

Mike Furrey was hired as the Chicago Bears wide receivers coach on January 12, 2018.

Furrey, who played eight seasons in the National Football League, recently completed his second season as the head football coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C.

He joined the Limestone Saints after spending two seasons as the head football coach at Kentucky Christian University followed by three years on “Doc” Holliday's staff at Marshall University. Prior to his time in the coaching ranks, he played eight seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. In 2006, Furrey ranked second in the NFL in receptions (98) with the Detroit Lions while recording 1,086 yards and six touchdowns, earning him Lions' Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Furrey took over a Limestone program still in its infancy, and guided the Blue and Gold to its best season in the short three-year history of the team. The Saints, who had combined for just four wins over the first two years of competition, finished with a 5-6 overall record during the 2016 campaign before going 4-6 in 2017.

During his tenure with the Thundering Herd, Furrey helped guide the program to three straight bowl wins and the 2014 Conference USA Championship. Marshall led Conference USA in scoring offense while ranking in the top 5 nationally in total offense during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns.

Following a successful NFL playing career, Furrey was named the head coach at Kentucky Christian in January 2011. He turned the program around as the team went from 0-11 in 2010 to 7-4 and a national Top-25 ranking in 2012.

Twice nominated for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award while with the Detroit Lions, Furrey was a finalist for the prestigious award during the 2009 season as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

In 2007, he founded the Mike Furrey Foundation and has since raised more than $500,000 to help improve the lives of those who are hurting, hungry, hopeful and/or homeless. He also serves as the board president for Basket of Hope with former NFL coach Tony Dungy as the organization's spokesperson.

Mike Furrey was hired as the Chicago Bears wide receivers coach on January 12, 2018.

Furrey, who played eight seasons in the National Football League, recently completed his second season as the head football coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C.

He joined the Limestone Saints after spending two seasons as the head football coach at Kentucky Christian University followed by three years on “Doc” Holliday's staff at Marshall University. Prior to his time in the coaching ranks, he played eight seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. In 2006, Furrey ranked second in the NFL in receptions (98) with the Detroit Lions while recording 1,086 yards and six touchdowns, earning him Lions' Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Furrey took over a Limestone program still in its infancy, and guided the Blue and Gold to its best season in the short three-year history of the team. The Saints, who had combined for just four wins over the first two years of competition, finished with a 5-6 overall record during the 2016 campaign before going 4-6 in 2017.

During his tenure with the Thundering Herd, Furrey helped guide the program to three straight bowl wins and the 2014 Conference USA Championship. Marshall led Conference USA in scoring offense while ranking in the top 5 nationally in total offense during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns.

Following a successful NFL playing career, Furrey was named the head coach at Kentucky Christian in January 2011. He turned the program around as the team went from 0-11 in 2010 to 7-4 and a national Top-25 ranking in 2012.

Twice nominated for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award while with the Detroit Lions, Furrey was a finalist for the prestigious award during the 2009 season as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

In 2007, he founded the Mike Furrey Foundation and has since raised more than $500,000 to help improve the lives of those who are hurting, hungry, hopeful and/or homeless. He also serves as the board president for Basket of Hope with former NFL coach Tony Dungy as the organization's spokesperson.

 

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