Charles Rene Strong (born August 2, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Texas Longhorns. Strong held numerous assistant coaching positions before becoming a head coach for the Louisville Cardinals in 2010. During his four-year stint at Louisville, he led the Cardinals to a 37–15 record and reached a bowl game each season, including the 2013 Sugar Bowl. Strong was also the interim head coach for the Florida Gators in the 2004 Peach Bowl, replacing the fired Ron Zook.