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Dave Doeren


Dave Doeren

Dave Doeren
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team NC State
Conference ACC
Record 10–14
Biographical details
Born (1971-12-03) December 3, 1971
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Alma mater Drake
Playing career
1990–1993 Drake
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Drake (LB)
Drake (DC/DB)
Montana (DB)
Kansas (LB/RC)
Kansas (co-DC/LB/RC)
Wisconsin (co-DC/LB/RC)
Wisconsin (DC/LB)
Northern Illinois
NC State
Head coaching record
Overall 33–18
Bowls 1–0
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
2 MAC (2011, 2012)

Dave Doeren (born December 3, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at North Carolina State University. He was previously the head coach at Northern Illinois University and has been an assistant at the University of Wisconsin, University of Kansas, University of Montana, and University of Southern California. He played college football at Drake University, where he also held his first assistant coaching position.


Doeren is married with three children.[1] He is a native of Shawnee, Kansas and attended Drake University where he played on the football team.[2]

Coaching career

Doeren's first coaching job was as wide receivers and defensive line coach at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, KS.

College linebackers / defense coordinator

From there he served as linebackers coach and defensive coordinator of the Drake Bulldogs. Later he became a graduate assistant with the USC Trojans before being named secondary coach of the Montana Grizzlies, where he was a member of the 2001 national championship team. Doeren was linebackers coach with the Kansas Jayhawks from 2002 to 2005 before becoming linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator of the Wisconsin Badgers. He was given the sole title of defensive coordinator in 2008.

Northern Illinois Huskies football

On December 13, 2010, he was named the new head coach of the NIU Huskies.

2011 season

Doeren led the Huskies to a Mid-American Conference Championship and a win in the Bowl in his first year.

2012 season

On November 30, 2012, the Huskies won a second consecutive MAC Championship and would go on to become the first MAC team to earn a BCS bid with a trip to the 2013 Orange Bowl. Doeren did not coach the Orange Bowl, which NIU lost to Florida State. Doeren's salary per year was raised to $420,000 in 2012 and he was under contract at NIU until 2017.[3][4]

North Carolina State University

On December 1, 2012, Deborah Yow announced that Doeren would be the new head coach of the NC State Wolfpack. His total salary will be $1.9 million.[3] Decided to break sharply with Wolfpack tradition and have players exit field of play before the Alma Mater is played by the Wolfpack Marching Band The Power Sound of the South.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-American Conference) (2011–2012)
2011 Northern Illinois 11–3 7–1 T–1st (West) W
2012 Northern Illinois 12–1 8–0 1st (West) Orange* 16 16
Northern Illinois: 23–4 15–1 * Did not coach bowl game
NC State Wolfpack (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)
2013 NC State 3–9 0–8 7th (Atlantic)
2014 NC State 7–5 3–5 5th (Atlantic)
NC State: 10–14 3–13
Total: 33–18
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Coalition, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


  1. ^ From the Sidelines: Meet Assistant Coach Dave Doeren – – The Official Web Site of The Wisconsin Badgers Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-12-02.
  2. ^ Dave Doeren Profile – – The Official Web Site of The Wisconsin Badgers Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-12-02.
  3. ^ a b Doeren won't coach in bowl game; NIU hopes to hire coach quickly - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star
  4. ^ NIU football: Northern Illinois extends Dave Doeren's contract one year - Chicago Tribune

External links

  • NIU profile
  • Wisconsin profile
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