David Bailiff

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David Bailiff
David Bailiff 2009.jpg
Bailiff in 2009
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Rice
Conference C-USA
Record 40–48
Biographical details
Born (1958-05-26) May 26, 1958 (age 56)
Dallas, Texas
Playing career
1978–1980 Southwest Texas State
Position(s) Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1984
1988
1989–1991
1992–1996
1997–2000
2001–2003
2004–2006
2007–present
New Braunfels HS (DL)
Southwest Texas State (GA)
Southwest Texas State (DL)
New Mexico (DL)
Southwest Texas State (DC)
TCU (DC)
Texas State
Rice
Head coaching record
Overall 61–63
Bowls 2–1
Tournaments 2–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

David Bailiff (born May 26, 1958) is a college football coach, who is currently the head coach at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Bailiff played for three years as an offensive lineman and tight end for coach Jim Wacker at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. As a senior in 1980, he was team captain.

Early coaching career[edit]

After graduating in 1981, Bailiff's first coaching job was in the high school ranks in New Braunfels, Texas. After three years coaching the defensive line at New Braunfels High, he left coaching and entered the private sector for four years. He returned to coaching in 1988 as a graduate assistant at Southwest Texas and was promoted the next year to a full-time position that he held until he was hired to coach the defensive line at the University of New Mexico by Lobos' head coach Dennis Franchione. In 1997, Bailiff returned to Southwest Texas as the defensive coordinator. In 2001, he was hired to serve in the same role at TCU by coach Gary Patterson. Following the 2002 season, in which the Horned Frogs' defense, led by All-American linebacker LaMarcus McDonald, ranked 2nd in the nation, Bailiff was named the nation's Top Assistant Coach by the All American Football Foundation.[1]

Head coaching career[edit]

On February 5, 2004, Bailiff again returned to his alma mater, which by now was known as Texas State University-San Marcos, this time as head coach. In his first season as the Bobcats' head coach, he guided them to a 5–6 record. In 2005, they finished the regular season 9-2 and were Southland Conference Champions. They then won two games in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, eventually losing to Northern Iowa. In 2006, the Bobcats' were again 5–6.

On January 19, 2007 Rice University hired Bailiff as head coach, replacing Todd Graham. In 2008, he led Rice to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the 2008 Texas Bowl--only their second bowl appearance in 47 years. The Owls won that game 38-14 for Rice's first 10-win season since 1949, and Bailiff was rewarded with a five-year contract extension.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Texas State Bobcats (Southland Conference) (2004–2006)
2004 Texas State 5–6 3–2 3rd
2005 Texas State 11–3 4–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
2006 Texas State 5–6 3–3 4th
Texas State: 21–15 10–6
Rice Owls (Conference USA) (2007–present)
2007 Rice 3–9 3–5 5th (West)
2008 Rice 10–3 7–1 T–1st (West) W Texas
2009 Rice 2–10 2–6 T–5th (West)
2010 Rice 4–8 3–5 T–4th (West)
2011 Rice 4–8 3–5 4th (West)
2012 Rice 7–6 4–4 T–3rd (West) W Armed Forces
2013 Rice 10–4 7–1 1st (West) L Liberty
Rice: 40–48 29–27
Total: 61–63
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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