Ricky Logo
    Ricky Logo

    Hometown:
    Santa Ana, Calif.

    High School:
    Spencer (Ga.)

    Position:
    Defensive Line

    Experience:
    Third Season

    Alma Mater:
    NC State, 1992

    RICKY LOGO
    Hometown Santa Ana, Calif.
    College NC State, 1992
    Family wife, Folole
    sons, Elijah and Enoka
    PLAYING EXPERIENCE
    Level School, Position
    College NC State, 1989-92
    NFL Detroit Lions, 1993
    COACHING EXPERIENCE
    Year School, Position
    2012 - University of Houston, Defensive Line
    2011 Furman, Defensive Line
    2007-10 Vanderbilt, Defensive Line
    2005-06 Troy, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line
    2002-04 Troy, Defensive Line
    2002 Western Carolina, Assstant Head Coach, Defensive Line
    2001 UT Chattanooga Defensive Coordinator
    1995-2000 UT Chattanooga, Defensive Line
    POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
    Year Bowl, School
    2014 BBVA Compass Bowl, Houston
    2008 Music City Bowl, Vanderbilt
    2006 New Orleans Bowl, Troy
    2004 Silicon Valley Bowl, Troy
    1992 Gator Bowl, NC State (player)
    1991 Peach Bowl, NC State (player)
    1990 All-American Bowl, NC State (player)
    1989 Copper Bowl, NC State (player)

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    Coaching Accomplishments

    • Ricky Logo enters his third season as the defensive line coach at the University of Houston.

    • Logo has experience coaching each position along the defensive line. His resume includes working with NFL All-Pro defensive linemen Osi Umenyiora of the New York Giants and Demarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys, both of whom starred for Logo at Troy.

    • Logo's nine-man defensive line in 2013 was instrumental in the Cougars' defensive turnaround, ranking third nationally among most-improved scoring defenses. Tyus Bowser led all freshmen in The American Athletic Conference and was second on the team with 4.5 sacks. Bowser was also one of three defensive linemen with an interception on the year, joined by B.J. Singleton and Tomme Mark. The group also has three fumble recoveries from Jeremiah Farley, Cameron Malveaux and Eric Eiland, who returned his 62 yards vs. SMU. Logo's group accounted for 36.5 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles.

    • The 2012 season saw Logo oversee a defensive tackle group that was hit hard by the injury bug combine for 89 tackles and three fumble recoveries.

    • Overall the Santa Ana, Calif., native spent five seasons in Troy, Ala., three as the defensive line coach and two more as the program's co-defensive coordinator. He left that position in 2007 to become the defensive line coach at Vanderbilt.

    • While at Vanderbilt the defensive front made incredible strides and two of his players, Curtis Gatewood and Theo Horrocks, signed NFL free agent contracts. He was also part of a staff that led Vandy to its first winning season since 1982 thanks to a 16-14 victory over Boston College in the 2008 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl.

    • Holding a strong relationship with former Vanderbilt Head Coach, Bruce Fowler, took Logo to Furman for the 2011 season. The Paladins went 6-5 this season in their first season, including wins over two top-five programs.

    • Logo began his coaching career in 1995 at Chattanooga. He worked with the Mocs' defensive line and advanced to defensive coordinator just a few years later in 2001. He then spent one season at Western Carolina as assistant head coach and defensive line coach before his move to Troy.

    • Logo played collegiately along the defensive line at North Carolina State. The Wolfpack advanced to four consecutive bowl games and he was named both team captain and All-ACC in 1992 as a senior. N.C. State went 32-16-1 during his four seasons and he finished his playing career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL before suffering a career-ending injury as a rookie.

    • Logo graduated from North Carolina State in 1992 with a degree in sociology.

    Prominent Pupils

    • Demarcus Ware (Troy), Cowboys - Seven-time NFL Pro Bowler, 2004 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year, 2004 Hendricks Award finalist
    • Osi Umenyiora (Troy), Falcons - Two-time NFL Pro Bowler, 2002 Honorable Mention All-American
    • Tim Fugger (Vanderbilt), Cardinals

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