Brian Daboll

Brian Daboll (born April 14, 1975) is a Canadian-American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and Kansas City Chiefs. He has also served as offensive assistant and positions coach for the New England Patriots.

Brian Daboll
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Daboll in 2018
Buffalo Bills
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1975-04-14) April 14, 1975 (age 45)
Welland, Ontario
Career information
High school:Athol Springs (NY) St. Francis
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit


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.

National Football LeagueEdit

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]

Return to college footballEdit

Daboll returned to college football in 2017 as offensive coordinator for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, starting February 20, 2017. He helped Alabama reach the 2018 National Championship Game, where the Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime.

Return to the NFLEdit

On January 14, 2018, Daboll was named as the new offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills.[6]


  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, January 14, 2013. Retrieved on January 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bills name Brian Daboll offensive coordinator". Archived from the original on January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 14, 2018.

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