Brian Daboll

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Brian Daboll
Current position
Title Offensive coordinator
Team Alabama
Conference SEC
Biographical details
Born (1975-04-14) April 14, 1975 (age 42)
Welland, Ontario
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)
2017–present Alabama (OC/QB)
Accomplishments and honors

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.

Early years[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]


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[edit]

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 [1] and the 29th ranked offense in 2010.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] On February 5, 2017, Daboll was part of the Patriots coaching staff that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[5]


  1. ^ [1] 2009 Cleveland Browns Offensive Statistics
  2. ^ [2] 2010 Cleveland Browns Offensive Statistics
  3. ^ [3] 2011 Miami Dolphins Offensive Statistics
  4. ^ Yates, Field. "Patriots add Daboll to coaching staff", ESPN, 14 January 2013. Retrieved on 14 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved 2 September 2017. 

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