Rod Carey

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Rod Carey
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Northern Illinois
Conference MAC
Record 36–19
Biographical details
Born (1971-07-24) July 24, 1971 (age 45)
Madison, Wisconsin
Alma mater Indiana
Playing career
1990–1993 Indiana
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1997 Wayzata (MN) HS (assistant)
1998–1999 Minnesota (GA)
2000–2003 Wisconsin–Stout (co-OC/OL)
2004–2006 Wisconsin–Stout (OC/OL)
2007 Illinois State (OL)
2008–2010 North Dakota (OL)
2011 Northern Illinois (OL)
2012 Northern Illinois (OC/OL)
2012–2016 Northern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 36–19
Bowls 0–4
Accomplishments and honors
3 MAC West Division (2013–2015)
1 MAC (2014)

Roderick Charles Carey (born July 24, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at Northern Illinois University (NIU). Formerly the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Dave Doeren, Carey was promoted to head coach after Doeren left to accept the head coaching job at North Carolina State University.[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 8–6 6–2 T–1st (West) L Poinsettia
2016 Northern Illinois 5–7 5–3 3rd (West)
Northern Illinois: 36–19 26–6
Total: 36–19
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  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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