Dino Sean 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.
|Born||July 19, 1961|
|Position(s)||Running back, defensive back|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985||Arizona State (GA)|
|1987||Eastern Illinois (RB)|
|1990||Northern Arizona (ST/DB)|
|1994||San Diego State (WR)|
|2001–2002||Texas A&M (OC/QB)|
|Head coaching record|
|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)|
AP ACC Coach of the Year (2018, co-winner)
ECAC Coach of the Year (2018)
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. In two seasons at Eastern Illinois, the Panthers made the playoffs both times, led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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. Babers led Bowling Green to the 2015 Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Year||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Bowl/playoffs||TSN / AP#||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|
|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)|
|2018||Syracuse||10–3||6–2||2nd (Atlantic)||W Camping World||15||15|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
Assistants under Babers that became NCAA head coaches:
- Cannerelli, Stephen D. "Syracuse football coach Dino Babers: Born in Hawaii". YouTube. syracuse.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
- "Syracuse hires former Warrior Dino Babers as head coach". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Associated Press. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
- "Dino Babers new Eastern Illinois coach". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
- Schad, Joe (December 18, 2013). "Bowling Green hires Dino Babers". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
- "Bowling Green routs Northern Illinois behind QB Matt Johnson". ESPN.com. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
- "Syracuse names Bowling Green's Dino Babers head coach". ESPN.com. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.