(WMC-TV) - After just one year on the job, Tiger football coach Justin Fuente is getting noticed as an up and comer in the coaching world, named to Athlon Sports best coaches under 40 list.
The 37 year old Fuente ranks 6th among 30-somethings coaching in Division one.
The former TCU assistant guided the Tigers to a 4-and-8 record in his first season at the helm in 2012...not exactly an impressive record, but a definite improvement for the program after Larry Porter's stint or even the final years under Tommy West.
Memphis closed out the season with a three game winning streak, beating Tulane, UAB and Southern Miss.
The Tigers enter the new American Athletic Conference next season, opening up with Duke September 7th.