Todd McNair
    Todd  McNair

    Running Backs Coach

    Former NFL player Todd McNair, a one-time NFL running back and assistant coach, is in his seventh year at USC. He joined the Trojan staff in February of 2004. He also held the additional duty of special teams coordinator from 2005 through 2008.

    In 2009, tailback Joe McKnight became USC's 26th 1,000-yard rusher in a season.

    Placekicker David Buehler won All-Pac-10 first team honors in 2008. In 2007, tailback Chauncey Washington was a seventh round pick in the NFL draft following the season. McNair was named one of the nation's top 5 recruiters by CBS in 2007 and he was picked as one of the country's top 25 recruiters by in 2006.

    In 2005, tailback Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker Award, was a unanimous All-American, was the Player of the Year by AP, Walter Camp and the Touchdown Club of Columbus and was the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Bush joined fellow tailback LenDale White as the first pair of USC runners to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing in a season. Bush was the second pick of the 2006 NFL draft and White was a second rounder, while fullback David Kirtman was a fifth round choice. USC was sixth nationally in rushing offense (260.0) in 2005 and averaged a national-best 6.4 yards per carry. He was named the nation's third-best recruiter by in 2005.

    In 2004, Bush finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting, was an All-American and was the Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year. The Trojans won the national championship.

    USC played in the 2005 Orange Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2006 Rose Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2007 Rose Bowl, 2008 Rose Bowl, 2009 Rose Bowl and 2009 Emerald Bowl.

    Before coming to USC, he spent the previous 3 seasons (2001-03) coaching the running backs for the Cleveland Browns.

    McNair, 44, began his coaching career as the offensive coordinator at Camden (N.J.) High in 1998 and 1999, then handled similar duties at Schalick High in Pittsgrove, N.J., in 2000.

    He was a running back and special teams standout for 8 seasons in the NFL, first with the Kansas City Chiefs for 5 years (1989-93), followed by 2 seasons (1994-95) with the Houston Oilers and then back with the Chiefs in 1996. In his career, he ran for 803 yards with 3 touchdowns, caught 252 passes with 7 scores and averaged 18.6 yards on kickoff returns. He retired as the Chiefs' No. 10 all-time receiver.

    He lettered 4 years (1985-88) as a running back at Temple, where he was a 1987 All-American honorable mention selection. He ended up third on the school's all-time rushing list with 2,383 yards and 16 TDs. As a junior in 1987, he ran for 1,058 yards with 6 scores.

    He prepped at Pennsauken (N.J.) High. Among his prep teammates were future NFL players John and Keith Taylor and David and Billy Griggs (the Griggs were his cousins).

    He was born on Aug. 16, 1965. He and his wife, Lynnette, have 3 daughtersLogan, 17, Daryn, 13, and Thai, 7and a son, Todd Jr., 3.

    His cousin, Isaac Redman, was a running back at Bowie State and is now with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


    BIRTHDAY: Aug. 16, 1965
    FAMILY: Wife, Lynnette; Daughters, Logan, 17, Daryn, 13, and Thai, 7; Son, Todd Jr., 3
    HIGH SCHOOL: Pennsauken (N.J.) HS
    EDUCATION: Temple
    PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Pennsauken (N.J.) HS
    Temple, running back, 1985-88
    Kansas City Chiefs, running back, 1989-93, 1996
    Houston Oilers, running back, 1994-95

    1998Camden HS Assistant Coach -
    1999Camden HS Assistant Coach -
    2000 Schalick HS Assistant Coach -
    2001 Cleveland Browns Running Backs -
    2002 Cleveland Browns Running Backs AFC playoffs
    2003 Cleveland Browns Running Backs -
    2004 USC Running Backs Orange
    2005 USC Running Backs/Sp. Tm. Coord.Rose
    2006 USC Running Backs/Sp. Tm. Coord.Rose
    2007 USC Running Backs/Sp. Tm. Coord.Rose
    2008 USC Running Backs/Sp. Tm. Coord.Rose
    2009 USC Running BacksEmerald