Dino Babers

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Dino Babers
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Syracuse
Conference ACC
Record 8–16
Biographical details
Born (1961-07-19) July 19, 1961 (age 56)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Playing career
1979–1983 Hawaii
Position(s) Running back, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984 Hawaii (GA)
1985 Arizona State (GA)
1987 Eastern Illinois (RB)
1988–1989 UNLV (ST/RB)
1990 Northern Arizona (ST/DB)
1991–1993 Purdue (WR)
1994 San Diego State (WR)
1995–1996 Arizona (WR)
1997 Arizona (RB)
1998–2000 Arizona (OC/QB)
2001–2002 Texas A&M (OC/QB)
2003 Pittsburgh (RB)
2004–2005 UCLA (WR)
2006 UCLA (RB)
2007 UCLA (AHC/RB)
2008 Baylor (WR/RC)
2009–2011 Baylor (ST/WR)
2012–2013 Eastern Illinois
2014–2015 Bowling Green
2016–present Syracuse
Head coaching record
Overall 45–32
Bowls 1–0
Tournaments 1–2 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 OVC (2012–2013)
2 MAC East Division (2014–2015)
1 MAC (2015)
2× OVC Coach of the Year (2012–2013)

Dino Babers (born July 19, 1961) is an American football coach who is the current head football coach at Syracuse University. He was head coach at Bowling Green State University from 2014 to 2015. Prior to that, Babers had been head coach at Eastern Illinois University. Babers grew up in California and played football at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Playing career[edit]

Babers was born in Honolulu,[1] grew up in San Diego, and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1979–1983) where he played running back and defensive back on the football team.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Babers began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Hawaii 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.[3] In two seasons at Eastern Illinois, the Panthers made the playoffs both times[2] while being led by QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who would later become a 2nd round 2014 NFL Draft pick.

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.[4] Babers led Bowling Green to the 2015 Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship.[5]

On December 5, 2015 Babers became the head coach at Syracuse.[6]

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 FCS First Round 25 25
2013 Eastern Illinois 12–2 8–0 1st L FCS Quarterfinal 4 4
Eastern Illinois: 19–7 14–1
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference) (2014–2015)
2014 Bowling Green 8–6 5–3 1st (East) W Camellia
2015 Bowling Green 10–3 7–1 1st (East) GoDaddy*
Bowling Green: 18–9 12–4 * Babers resigned before bowl game
Syracuse Orange (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2016–present)
2016 Syracuse 4–8 2–6 T–6th (Atlantic)
2017 Syracuse 4–8 2–6 7th (Atlantic)
2018 Syracuse 0–0 0–0 (Atlantic)
Syracuse: 8–16 4–12
Total: 45–32
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Coaching Tree[edit]

Assistants under Babers that became NCAA head coaches:


  1. ^ Cannerelli, Stephen D. "Syracuse football coach Dino Babers: Born in Hawaii". YouTube. syracuse.com. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Syracuse hires former Warrior Dino Babers as head coach". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Associated Press. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dino Babers new Eastern Illinois coach". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Schad, Joe (December 18, 2013). "Bowling Green hires Dino Babers". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bowling Green routs Northern Illinois behind QB Matt Johnson". ESPN.com. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Syracuse names Bowling Green's Dino Babers head coach". ESPN.com. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 

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