Dino Babers

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Dino Babers
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Bowling Green
Conference MAC
Record 8–6
Biographical details
Born (1961-07-19) July 19, 1961 (age 53)
Playing career
1979–1983 Hawaii
Position(s) Running Back
Defensive Back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Hawaii (GA)
Arizona State (GA)
Eastern Illinois (RB)
Northern Arizona (ST)
Purdue (WR)
San Diego State (WR)
Arizona (WR/RB/QB)
Arizona (OC/QB)
Texas A&M (OC/QB)
Pittsburgh (RB)
UCLA (asst. HC/RB/QB)
Baylor (WR/RC)
Baylor (ST/WR)
Eastern Illinois
Bowling Green
Head coaching record
Overall 27–13
Bowls 1–0
Tournaments 1–2 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 OVC (2012–2013)
1 MAC East Division (2014)
2× OVC Coach of the Year (2012–2013)

Dino Babers (born July 19, 1961) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a position he assumed in December 2013. Babers previously served in the same capacity at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) from 2012 to 2013 where he compiled a record of 19 wins and seven losses.

Babers grew up in California and attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where he played several positions on the football team. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Hawaiʻi in 1984. From there, Babers coached at numerous schools highlighted by offensive coordinator positions at both Arizona and Texas A&M as well as an assistant head coach position with UCLA. After four years as an assistant at Baylor, on December 9, 2011, Babers was named as the new head football coach at Eastern Illinois University to replace Bob Spoo.[1]

On December 18, 2013, Babers was hired as the new head coach at Bowling Green following the departure of previous Falcons' coach Dave Clawson to Wake Forest.[2]

Babers is married to Susan and have four children, Breeahnah, Tasha, Jazzmin, and Paris.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN# Coaches°
Eastern Illinois Panthers (Ohio Valley Conference) (2012–2013)
2012 Eastern Illinois 7–5 6–1 1st L NCAA Division I First Round
2013 Eastern Illinois 12–2 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal
Eastern Illinois: 19–7 14–1
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Bowling Green 8–6 5–3 1st (East) W Camellia
2015 Bowling Green 0–0 0–0 (East)
Bowling Green: 8–6 5–3
Total: 27–13
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final The Sports Network FCS Poll.
°Rankings from final FCS Coaches Poll.


  1. ^ "Dino Babers new Eastern Illinois coach". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Schad, Joe (December 18, 2013). "Bowling Green hires Dino Babers". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013.