April 14, 1975 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1997||William & Mary (REC)|
|1998–1999||Michigan State (GA)|
|2000–2001||New England Patriots (DA)|
|2002–2006||New England Patriots (WR)|
|2007–2008||New York Jets (QB)|
|2009–2010||Cleveland Browns (OC)|
|2011||Miami Dolphins (OC)|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs (OC)|
|2013||New England Patriots (OA)|
|2014–2016||New England Patriots (TE)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|5 (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI)|
Brian Daboll (born April 14, 1975) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama. He is a veteran professional coach, and previously served as the offensive coordinator for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs.
Daboll attended Saint Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York and was a letterman in football. He attended the University of Rochester and was a letterman and two-year starter in football. Daboll graduated with a degree in economics.
Daboll was hired as a restricted earnings coach by The College of William & Mary in 1997 before moving to Michigan State University as a graduate assistant from 1998 to 1999. Daboll returned to college football in 2017 as offensive coordinator for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, starting February 20, 2017.
National Football League
Daboll began his NFL coaching career with the New England Patriots as a defensive coaching assistant in 2000 before being promoted to wide receivers coach for the Patriots in 2002. After the 2006 season, he left the Patriots to serve as the Jets' quarterbacks coach.
In 2009, Daboll joined Eric Mangini's staff in Cleveland as offensive coordinator. Under Daboll the Browns had the NFL's 32nd ranked offense in 2009  and the 29th ranked offense in 2010. Daboll was named Offensive Coordinator of the Miami Dolphins under Tony Sparano in 2011, with his Dolphins improving from 30th in the league to 20th in overall offense. On February 6, 2012 the Kansas City Chiefs announced the hiring of Daboll as offensive coordinator, replacing the retired Bill Muir. Daboll had previously worked with Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, general manager Scott Pioli and quarterback Matt Cassel in the New England Patriots organization. On January 14, 2013, the New England Patriots announced that he would be brought back in a coaching capacity for the remainder of the Patriots 2012-13 season. Daboll was named offensive coordinator for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, starting February 20, 2017.