|Born||June 21, 1961|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1987–1994||Snow College (OC/QB)|
|1996–2000||South Florida (OC/QB)|
|2001–2002||North Carolina State (PGC/QB)|
|2003||New York Jets (WR)|
|2007–2008||South Florida (PGC/WR)|
|2009||South Florida (OC/QB)|
|2010||North Texas (OC/QB)|
|2010||North Texas (interim HC)|
|2011–2015||North Texas (AHC/OC/QB)|
|2015||North Texas (interim HC)|
|2016||Utah State (AHC/RB/TE)|
|Head coaching record|
Michael Sid Canales (born June 21, 1961) is an American college football coach and former player. He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of North Texas, a position he held from 2010 to 2015. He became the interim head coach of the Mean Green twice, after the firing of Todd Dodge in 2010 and Dan McCarney in 2015. After a brief stint with Utah State in 2016, he was named the Quarterbacks Coach at the University of Tennessee in January 2017, reuniting with Offensive Coordinator Larry Scott, with whom he worked while at the University of South Florida. From 2018 until 2020, Canales was the offensive coordinator at the University of Texas at El Paso.
During the 2010 season at North Texas, he was promoted from offensive coordinator to interim head coach after the mid-season termination of his predecessor, Todd Dodge. North Texas averaged 33.8 points a game after Canales took over as head coach, after averaging 16.9 points in the first seven games of the season. Canales amassed a 2–3 record as the interim head coach of the Mean Green.
Canales took over again on an interim basis after McCarney was fired five games into the 2015 season, a stretch in which North Texas went 0-5. Following a 1-6 record in his second interim tenure, and athletic director Rick Villarreal announced Canales wouldn't return in any facet for the 2016 season.
On January 19, 2017, Canales was hired as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Tennessee.
Head coaching record
|North Texas Mean Green (Sun Belt Conference) (2010)|
|North Texas Mean Green (Conference USA) (2015)|
|2015||North Texas||1–6||1–5||6th (West)|