Rod Carey

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Rod Carey
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Northern Illinois
Conference MAC
Record 23–6
Biographical details
Born (1971-07-24) July 24, 1971 (age 43)
Madison, Wisconsin
Alma mater Indiana
Playing career
1990–1993 Indiana
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Wayzata (MN) HS (Assistant)
Minnesota (GA)
Wisconsin–Stout (Co-OC/OL)
Wisconsin–Stout (OC/OL)
Illinois State (OL)
North Dakota (OL)
Northern Illinois (OL)
Northern Illinois (OC/OL)
Northern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 23–6
Bowls 0–3
Accomplishments and honors
2 MAC West Division (2013–2014)
1 MAC (2014)

Roderick Carey (born July 24, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Northern Illinois University (NIU). Formerly co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Dave Doeren, he was promoted to head coach after Doeren left to accept the job at North Carolina State.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-American Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Northern Illinois 0–1[n 1] L Orange 24 22
2013 Northern Illinois 12–2 8–0 1st (West) L Poinsettia
2014 Northern Illinois 11–3 7–1 T–1st (West) L Boca Raton
2015 Northern Illinois 0–0 0–0 (West)
Northern Illinois: 23–6 15–1
Total: 23–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


  1. ^ Dave Doeren resigned after the MAC Championship Game to become head coach at NC State. Carey was named head coach on December 2 and coached the team in the Orange Bowl.


  1. ^ Mitchell, Fred (December 2, 2012). "NIU to promote offensive coordinator to new coach". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 

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