UND Staff

Chip Long

John and Bobbie Arlotta Family Offensive Coordinator

phone 631-7475

The Long File

Hometown Birmingham, Alabama
College North Alabama (History, 2006)
Wife Kari
Children Lyla

Playing Experience

2002-05 North Alabama Wide Receiver/Tight End

Bowls/Playoffs Played

2003 NCAA Division II (Semifinals)
2005 NCAA Division II (Semifinals)


Coaching Career


2006 Louisville Graduate Assistant (Wide Receivers/Quarterbacks)
2007 Louisville Graduate Assistant (Wide Receivers/Quarterbacks)
2008 Arkansas Graduate Assistant (Tight Ends)
2009 Arkansas Graduate Assistant (Tight Ends)
2010 Illinois Tight Ends
2011 Illinois Tight Ends
2012 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends
2013 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends
2014 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams
2015 Arizona State Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends/Offensive Special Teams
2016 Memphis Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
2017 Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator
2018 Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator


Bowls/Playoffs Coached


2006 Louisville Orange Bowl
2009 Arkansas Liberty Bowl
2010 Illinois Texas Bowl
2011 Illinois Fight Hunger Bowl
2012 Arizona State Fight Hunger Bowl
2013 Arizona State Holiday Bowl
2014 Arizona State Sun Bowl
2015 Arizona State Cactus Bowl
2016 Memphis Boca Raton Bowl
2017 Notre Dame Citrus Bowl
2018 Notre Dame CFP-Cotton Bowl

Personal Information

  • Four-year letterwinner at tight end for North Alabama from 2002-05
  • 2005 Football Gazette First Team All-American
  • Gulf South Conference All-Decade Team at tight end (2000-09)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Second season as the Irish offensive coordinator in 2018
  • Led Notre Dame’s offense to top-25 FBS rankings in fumbles lost (3, 2nd), completion percentage (65.4, 19th) and first downs offense (287, 24th)
  • Guided an Irish offense that scored: 33.7 points/game in its 10 matchups against Power-5 teams, which ranked seventh-best in the FBS (among teams with at least 10 such games), 39.3 points/game in its six road/neutral games, which ranked ninth-best in the FBS and 29.6 points/game in its five matchups against FBS teams with a winning record, which ranked 25th-best in the FBS
  • Since both QB Ian Book and RB Dexter Williams joined the starting lineup (at Virginia Tech, Oct. 6), the Irish ranked in the top-25 FBS in passing efficiency (167.2, 9th), completion percentage (66.5, 12th), total offense yards/game (465.9, 19th), fourth down conversion rate (66.7,  t-19th), passing first downs (94, t-21st), third down conversion Rate (46.2, t-22nd), passing yards/game (283.1, 24th), points scored/game (34.4, 24th) and yards/pass attempt (8.4, 25th)
  • Since entering the starting lineup at Wake Forest (Sept. 22), Book ranks among the top-25 signal callers in the following categories: completion percentage (70.0, 6th), passing yards/game (306.9, 9th), passing efficiency (161.6, 12th), passing yards/attempt (8.86, 14th), passing yards (2,455, 17th), completions (194, 22nd) and passing TD percentage (6.5, 25th)
  • Critical in the development of senior tight end Alizé Mack
  • Mack has set career-highs in receptions (34), receiving yards (349) and TD catches (3)
  • Among FBS tight ends, Mack ranks tied for 19th in receptions
  • Williams has put together a breakout senior season
  • Williams has rushed for 941 yards and 12 TDs, including four 100-yard rushing games
  • Williams averages 117.6 rushing yards per game, which would rank seventh in the FBS if Williams had played in the mandated amount of games
  • Williams ran for 202 yards on 20 carries (10.1 yards per carry) against Florida State on Nov. 10
  • Williams was the first Notre Dame ball carrier to average 10.1 or more yards per carry with a minimum of 20 attempts in a game since Julius Jones gained a program-record 262 yards on 24 carries (10.9 yards per carry) on Oct. 11, 2003, against Pittsburgh
  • Williams became the third Notre Dame ball carrier with a 200-yard rushing game in the past two seasons, joining Brandon Wimbush (207 at Boston College on Sept. 16, 2017) and Josh Adams (229 yards at Boston College on Sept. 16, 2017; 202 yards vs. NC State on Oct. 28, 2017)
  • Since entering the starting lineup at Virginia Tech (Oct. 6), Williams ranks among the top-25 signal callers in the following categories: rushing TDs (12, t-7th), rushing yards (941, 17th) and rushing yards/game (117.6, 17th)
  • Notre Dame set the modern single-game record for rush yards per carry vs. Boston College on Sept. 16, 2017 (the Irish averaged 10.1 yards per rush and totaled 515 yards against the Eagles)
  • Notre Dame rushed for a single-season school record 3,503 yards in 2017 (the previous school record of 3,502 yards was set in 1973)
  • Notre Dame set the single-season record for rush yards per carry in 2017 as the Irish averaged 6.3 yards per rush, which not only bested the previous modern-day mark of 5.63 – set just two years ago in 2015 – but also topped the previous school record of 6.2, which was set in 1921 (96 years ago)
  • Notre Dame rushed for 35 touchdowns in 2017, which is the most by the Irish since 1993
  • Notre Dame ranked 27th in the FBS in total offense, which is the highest the Irish have ranked since 2009
  • Notre Dame ranked seventh in the FBS in rushing offense (269.3 yards per game) as the Irish have not ranked higher in the FBS since 1995 (sixth) and have not registered a higher per-game average since 1996 (269.5)
  • Notre Dame ranked 24th in the FBS in scoring offense (34.2 points per game) as the Irish have not ranked higher in the FBS since 2006 (16th) and have not registered a higher scoring average since 2005 (36.7
  • Notre Dame’s offensive line won the Joe Moore Award for the first time in school history in 2017
  • Brandon Wimbush was the third QB in school history to eclipse both 500 rushing yards and 1,000 passing yards in the same season
  • Notre Dame ran for over 300 yards seven times in 2017 (the Irish eclipsed 300 yards rushing seven times over the previous 17 years combined)
  • Notre Dame ranked among the top three nationally in runs of at least 20 yards (third, 42), 30 yards (first 28), 40 yards (third, 15), 50 yards (third, 11), 60 yards (first, nine) and 70 yards (second, four)
  • Notre Dame ranked third in FBS overall in yards per carry (6.3) and second in FBS in yards per carry vs. FBS teams with a winning record (6.1)
  • Notre Dame ranked 15th in FBS overall in rushing TDs (35), and tops in FBS in both rushing TDs vs. ranked opponents (11) and rushing TDs vs. FBS teams with a winning record (28)
  • Notre Dame had seven different players register a rush of at least 30 yards
  • Notre Dame had four different players rush for at least 100 yards
  • Notre Dame recorded 13 separate 100-yard rushing games
  • Notre Dame registered 22 carries that netted at least 35 yards
  • Instrumental in the development of dynamic offenses as offensive coordinator at Memphis (2016)
  • In 2016, the Tigers ranked among the top-20 Football Bowl Subdivision schools in passing offense (304.4, 14th), scoring offense (38.8, 16th), completion percentage (.635, 17th), passing efficiency (152.53, 19th) and first downs gained (303, 20th)
  • Memphis was one of six FBS teams to rank in the top-20 in each of those offensive categories in 2016
  • Prior to his tenure at Memphis, Long spent four seasons at Arizona State (2012-15) as the recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach
  • Also coached the Sun Devils running backs in 2015
  • Worked closely with then Sun Devils offensive coordinator and current Memphis head coach Mike Norvell
  • The Sun Devils averaged 37 points a game, finished with consecutive 10-win seasons (2013, 2014), earned a pair of top-25 finishes in the national polls and won the 2013 Pac-12 South crown
  • His direction and guidance played a significant role in the development of Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle, the school’s top performer at the position this decade
  • As a senior in 2013, Coyle finished third in the nation among tight ends with 4.38 receptions per game, averaged 14.6 yards per catch and caught four touchdowns
  • Coyle finished his Sun Devil career third on the program’s all-time list for most receptions by a tight end (92) while his nine touchdown grabs tied for fourth in ASU history among tight ends
  • Made an immediate impact in first season in Tempe (2012) as Coyle set the single-season school record for most receptions by a tight end with a team-leading 57 catches and five TDs (one TD shy of tying the school’s single-season record for touchdown receptions by a tight end)
  • Recognized as one of the nation’s top-25 recruiters by both Rivals and 247Sports in 2015
  • Listed by Rivals as one of the top recruiters in the Pac-12 Conference from 2012-14
  • Lead recruiter for wide receiver Jaelen Strong, who earned 2014 ESPN All-America first team accolades and was a 2015 NFL Draft third-round selection by the Houston Texans
  • Served as the tight ends/fullbacks coach at Illinois for two seasons (2010-11)
  • Given the task of molding tight ends and fullbacks out of a roster that was largely designed to run the spread offense in first season at Illinois
  • True-freshmen Evan Wilson and Jay Prosch thrived under his tutelage, with Wilson starting 11 games at tight end and Prosch starting seven at fullback
  • Coaching was instrumental as Prosch eventually developed into a Pro Football Weekly first-team All-American in 2011
  • Mentored the Arkansas tight ends as an offensive graduate assistant for two years (2008-09)
  • Helped develop tight end D.J. Williams, who in 2008, became the first Mackey Award semifinalist in Arkansas history
  • Williams had a record-breaking season that saw him garner All-Southeastern Conference first team honors as he led the Razorbacks in both receptions (61) and receiving yards (723)
  • In 2009, Williams was a second-team All-SEC selection and ultimately captured the 2010 Mackey Award as the nation’s most outstanding tight end
  • Worked with wide receivers and quarterbacks as a member of Louisville’s staff as an offensive graduate assistant for two years (2006-07)
  • The 2006 Cardinals (ranked No. 5 (AP)/No. 6 (coaches) in the final national polls) posted a 12-1 overall record and earned a spot in the 2007 Orange Bowl, where they posted a 24-13 victory over No. 15 Wake Forest
  • Played an integral role in developing an offense that finished among the nation’s top-10 in scoring offense three times in his career
  • Associated with offenses that have ranked among the nation’s top-20 in scoring offense in seven of 11 seasons as a collegiate coach

Dynamic Disciples

LG Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)

  • 2018 NFL Draft First Round pick (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 2017 Unanimous All-American
  • 2017 Outland Trophy Finalist

LT Mike McGlinchey (Notre Dame)

  • 2018 NFL Draft First Round pick (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 2017 Consensus All-American
  • 2017 Outland Trophy Semifinalist

RB Josh Adams (Notre Dame)

  • 2017 Phil Steele Third Team All-American
  • 2017 Maxwell Award Semifinalist; Second leading rusher in single-season school history (1,430)
  • Fifth all-time leading rusher in school history (3,198)
  • Set Notre Dame single-season freshman rushing record with 835 yards in 2015

QB Riley Ferguson (Memphis)

  • In first year as a starting QB in 2016, threw for 3,698 yards, completed 63.2 percent of his passes and broke 2016 first-round NFL draft pick Paxton Lynch’s single-season record for TD passes with 32

WR Jaelen Strong (Arizona State)

  • 2015 NFL Draft Third Round pick (Houston Texans)
  • 2014 Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports and ESPN.com Second Team All-American
  • 2014 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist

TE Chris Coyle (Arizona State)

  • Third on Arizona State’s all-time list for receptions by a tight end (92)
  • Fourth on the Sun Devils’ all-time list for TD receptions by a tight end (nine)
  • Two-time All-Pac-12, including First Team in 2013

TE D.J. Williams (Arkansas)

  • 2011 NFL Draft Fifth Round pick (Green Bay Packers)
  • 2010 Mackey Award winner
  • 2008 Mackey Award Semifinalist
  • 2008 First Team All-SEC

FB Jay Prosch (Illinois)

  • 2014 NFL Draft Sixth Round pick (Houston Texans)
  • 2011 Pro Football Weekly First Team All-American