Brian Daboll was hired to coordinate Alabama’s offense in February of 2017 after spending 17 years coaching in the NFL, including four years as an offensive coordinator.
Daboll comes to Tuscaloosa after spending the past four seasons with the New England Patriots and fresh off of a Super Bowl LI victory at the conclusion of the 2016 season. He coached tight ends for two seasons, offensive line for one and was an offensive assistant for one in his second stint with the Patriots. He coached their wide receivers from 2002-06 and was a defensive assistant for head coach Bill Belichick in 2000-01.
He returned to the Patriots for the 2013 season after serving as the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012.
Daboll spent a total of 11 seasons in New England and helped the team to five Super Bowl titles (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX and LI).
Daboll joined Kansas City after spending the 2011 season as the offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins.
During his season with the Dolphins in 2011, Miami produced a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver for the first time in franchise history. Running back Reggie Bush picked up 1,086 yards on 216 carries and had five 100-yard rushing performances. WR Brandon Marshall caught a team-high 81 passes for 1,214 yards and recorded five 100-yard receiving games en route to a Pro Bowl appearance for the AFC squad. The Dolphins offense improved from 30th in the league the year before Daboll arrived to 20th during his one season as the coordinator.
He served as Cleveland’s offensive coordinator during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Daboll coached quarterbacks during his two seasons (2007-08) with the New York Jets. He helped quarterback Brett Favre pick up the Jets offense after the quarterback came out of retirement. In his one season under Daboll, Favre captured a Pro Bowl berth for the AFC squad and had the second-highest completion percentage of his career and fifth-highest completion percentage in the NFL (65.7).
Prior to entering the NFL ranks, Daboll spent one year (1997) as a volunteer assistant at the College of William & Mary before serving two seasons (1998-99) as a graduate assistant for Coach Saban at Michigan State.
A 1997 graduate of the University of Rochester and a two-year starter for the YellowJackets at safety. He and his wife Beth have five children, Marky, Christian, Aiden, Haven and Avery.